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Weather Underground Forecast for Thursday, June 13, 2013. A strong storm will continue moving through the Ohio Valley and off the eastern seaboard via the Mid Atlantic on Thursday. This storm will carry a significant amount of moisture that will produce heavy rain and strong thunderstorms for a large swath of the East Coast from the Mid Atlantic into the Northeast. Additional heavy rain and thunderstorms will be likely in the Ohio Valley and Upper Midwest in the morning as the storm moves to the east. The Storm Prediction Center has issued a moderate risk of severe weather for the Mid Atlantic, due to the possibility of severe thunderstorms that can produce damaging wind, large hail, heavy rain, and tornadoes. Residents in the area should monitor the progress of the storm and be prepared to protect life and property should severe weather develop.

In the West, a Pacific Northwest storm will bring some rain to the Northwest and Intermountain West while also bringing cooler air into the Great Basin and California.

Dry weather is expected in the Plains as a high pressure system moves through the area.

The Southeast will rise into the 80s and 90s, while the Northeast will see temperatures in the 70s and 80s. The Southern Plains will rise into the 90s and 100s, while the Southwest will see similar temperatures.

Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Wednesday have ranged from a morning low of 33 degrees at Redmond, Ore. to a high of 104 degrees at Chandler, Ariz.

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