Weather across the nation on September 16, 2016

A low pressure area moved eastward across the northern Plains and the upper Mississippi Valley.

This system, combined with a cold frontal boundary, generated multiple clusters of showers and thunderstorms across the northern Plains, the central Plains and the Midwest. Flash flood warnings were issued in Missouri on Friday. Flood warnings were also scattered across eastern Nebraska, eastern Kansas, Iowa and Missouri.

Atlantic, Iowa., reported a midday total of 2.09 inches of rain. Rolla, Missouri, reported a midday total of 0.90 of an inch of rain. Just to the south, a tropical wave of low pressure ushered rain and thunderstorms across the Gulf Coast. Coastal flood advisories were issued in southeast Texas.

Flood warnings were also issued in southwest Louisiana. Beaumont, Texas, reported a midday total of 3.17 inches of rain. Galliano, Louisiana, reported a midday total of 1.46 inches of rain.

Scattered showers continued to pop up along the southern Mid-Atlantic as Tropical Storm Julia lingered over the western Atlantic. Most areas across the northern Mid-Atlantic and New England experienced dry weather on Friday.

High pressure also kept most of the West Coast, the Great Basin and the Intermountain West mostly clear of precipitation. Palm Springs, California, recorded a midday high of 95 degrees. Portland, Oregon, recorded a midday high of 67 degrees.

FRIDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................98 McAllen, Texas

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................107 Tampa Macdill AFB, Fla.

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................23 Walden-Jackson Cnty AP, Wa, Colo.

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................10 Arctic Village, Alaska

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................53 Nebraska City, Neb.

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................3.17 Beaumont, Texas

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