A mosaic of showers and thunderstorms stretched from the interior
West to the Appalachians, Gulf coast and southern Atlantic coast.
Storms were most concentrated from the central Plains to the
Tennessee Valley with another cluster over the central Appalachians.
A few storms were also affecting coastal Southern California.
Excessive heat and humidity were building over the South Central
states and were driving AccuWeather RealFeel temperatures to well
over 100 F. In the Pacific, Lowell may be joined by another system in
the coming days off the coast of Mexico. In the Atlantic, an area of
disturbed weather is being monitored for development as it moves into
the Caribbean over the coming weekend.
Remembering Hurricane Andrew...
Andrew developed well east of Florida during the third week of
August 1992. Andrew rapidly strengthened to a Category 5 hurricane by
Aug. 23, near the Bahamas. Andrew would go on to be one of the most
costly hurricanes in history, producing $26.5 billion in damage.
Several dozen people were killed directly and indirectly from the
storm. Landfall occurred on Aug. 24, near Elliot Key, Florida.
WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS BY ACCU WEATHER
Flash flooding occurred in West Jordan, Utah, during Wednesday
Flash flooding occurred near Topock, Arizona, during Wednesday
Thunderstorm winds downed large tree limbs near Marion, North
Carolina, during Wednesday afternoon. 1.00-inch diameter hail also
fell on the region.
Flash flooding occurred in Springfield, Illinois, during Wednesday
Flash flooding occurred in State College, Pennsylvania, during
Flash flooding occurred in Wheeling, West Virginia, during
Hail measuring 1.00-inch diameter fell near Sun City, California,
during Wednesday early morning.
Thunderstorm winds downed trees at Mount Orab, Ohio, during
Wednesday early morning.
Small stream and flash flooding occurred in Jefferson County, Ohio,
during Wednesday morning.
A water rescue was performed in Malvern, Ohio, during Wednesday
A tornado was reported near Richmond, Michigan, Wednesday afternoon.
24-Hour Rainfall (Inches) as of 8:00 p.m. EDT Wednesday...
Washington, N.C. 5.60
Valparaiso, Fla. 3.77
New Philadelphia, Ohio 2.93
Wheeling, W. Va. 2.70
Monticello, Ky. 2.50
Youngstown, Ohio 2.32
Ravena, Ohio 2.17
Springfield, Ill. 2.15
Sioux City, Iowa 2.12
Des Moines, Iowa 2.10
Washington, Pa. 2.08
Fort Drum, N.Y. 2.01
Wooster, Ohio 1.92
Bowling Green, Ky. 1.87
Pittsburgh, Pa 1.75
Akron, Ohio 1.73
Jennings, La. 1.72
Miami, Fla. 1.71
Fairfield, Iowa 1.47
Hickory, N.C. 1.37
Fort Polk, La. 1.33
Charlottesville, Va. 1.29
Louisa, Va. 1.26
Franklin, Pa. 1.17
National High Today (through 9 p.m.) 108 at Death Valley, California
National Low Today (through 9 p.m.) 37 at Boca Reservoir, California
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