Strong winds, heavy rains, and mountain snow will gradually diminish across the Northern Rockies as a deep low moves farther northward into Canada. The trailing cold front will continue to push eastward. Increasing moisture ahead of the front will fuel scattered showers and thunderstorms from the central High Plains northeastward into the Upper Midwest on Wednesday and Thursday. Steady rains are expected to move into the Washington and Oregon coasts late Wednesday as the next Pacific system approaches the western U.S.
High pressure over the Midwest/Ohio Valley will help nudge a front farther south through the southeastern U.S. Wednesday and Thursday. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected along the front and a steady plume of Gulf moisture streaming through central Florida will aide in producing heavy rains as the front sinks southward through Florida.
There is a slight risk of severe thunderstorms across northeastern Colorado, southeastern Wyoming, and western Nebraska. About 70 reports of severe weather were received yesterday including four tornadoes in Montana. High winds and hail reports were primarily received from Montana, and the Southeast.
Take your cell phone with you to the beach. In case of an emergency, where the lifeguard is not present, call 911. Know the address or location of the beach you are on to make it easier for emergency personnel to locate you.