The nation’s weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Friday, September 06, 2013.

After being downgraded from a tropical storm to a tropical depression on Thursday, Tropical Depression Gabriella will continue to lose strength through Friday and into the weekend. Gabriella is expected to track northeastward as it makes its way past the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, and is not expected to effect the United States. For more information, please see http://www.wunderground.com/hurricane/.

A cold front will make its way off of the Northeast coast and through parts of the Mid-Atlantic states early Friday, bringing slightly cooler temperatures and a possibility for showers near the coastlines. Expect temperatures to be in the low 40s and even into the mid-30s during the morning hours. This cold air will also bring along frost advisories for colder, inland valleys.

High pressure will continue to build in the Midwest, bringing along a widespread area of warm temperatures. Most areas will experience high temperatures reaching into the 90s. A few states in the upper Midwest could experience spotty showers and thunderstorms through Friday.

Heavy rain will continue to impact the Pacific Northwest on Friday, especially in the central and eastern portions of Washington. Many regions in Washington, and even in northern Oregon, can expect anywhere from a half inch to an inch of rain. Elevated terrain, including the Cascade Range, can expect rain totals to exceed an inch, while afternoon thunderstorms will also be possible. Temperatures are expected to increase throughout much of the Southwest and into northern California through Friday and into the weekend.

Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Thursday have ranged from a morning low of 30 degrees at Mt. Washington, N.H. to a high of 106 degrees at Phoenix, Ariz.

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