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Active weather will continue for the East Coast as a low pressure system moves northeastward from the Great Lakes and into eastern Canada. This system creates a cold front that stretches southward, which will get pushed eastward and will extend down the East Coast and along the Gulf Coast on Saturday. This system will continue producing showers and thunderstorms as it stretches over these areas. As this system has a history of producing severe thunderstorms, some areas will see severe thunderstorm development with strong winds and large hail. If severe weather develops, it will most likely be contained to eastern Virginia and eastern North Carolina. A tornado or two is possible for these areas as this system has created tornadoes over the Plains and Eastern Valleys the past few days. As this system passes, cool temperatures will spread southward from the Great Lakes as the back side of the low pressure system pushes cooler air in from Canada. Flooding has also accompanied this system as long periods of heavy rain has persisted over the Gulf Coast. Thus, areas of flooding are expected as the cold front lingers over the Gulf Coast and extends into eastern Texas.

Meanwhile, in the West, the tail end of a cold front extends into the Pacific Northwest from British Columbia, bringing heavy rain to northwestern Washington Saturday. To the south, high pressure continues building over California and the Southwest, maintaining a warming trend across the region.

FRIDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................105 Death Valley, Calif.

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................105 McAllen, Texas

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................19 Embarrass, Minn.

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-3 Nuiqsut, Alaska

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................60 Bay City, Texas

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................5.38 Beaumont, Texas

ON THIS DATE

A very powerful F5 tornado moved through Waco, TX on this date in 1953, killing 114 people. Damage estimates totaled $200 million as the storm destroyed 850 homes and made a 23-miles path through the city.

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