Weather Underground midday recap for Wednesday, June 12, 2013. A major severe weather outbreak was expected Wednesday afternoon in the Midwest. The Storm Prediction Center issued a high risk of severe weather for parts of the Ohio Valley, including Illinois, Indiana, southern Michigan, and western Ohio. In addition, a moderate risk of severe weather was posted for a larger area of the Midwest, surrounding the high risk region. This all translates to the possibility of damaging winds, large hail, very heavy rain, and the threat of tornadoes into the evening. Residents are encouraged to monitor local weather conditions are be prepared to protect life and property should severe weather develop.
In advance of the severe weather mentioned above, areas of moderate rain fell in the Dakotas, Iowa, and Minnesota.
In the West, a high pressure system continued to produce temperatures well above 100 degrees in the Southwest. The rest of the West remained mostly dry, with the one exception being in the Intermountain West where scattered showers were noted.
The Southeast rose into the 90s, while the Southern Plains and Southwest saw temperatures in the 90s and 100s. The Northeast rose into the 70s and 80s.
Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Wednesday have ranged from a morning low of 33 degrees at Redmond, Ore. to a midday high of 104 degrees at Chandler, Ariz.
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