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Storms hit West Coast; chill returns to East

/ Source: The Associated Press

Cool air stretched from the Great Lakes to New England early Tuesday, while high pressure built over the middle of the nation and more storms took aim at the Pacific Northwest and California.

Cloudy skies and a mix of rain and snow was forecast to hit parts of the Northeast and Great Lakes. A slight chance of isolated thunderstorms was expected across central and southern Florida.

High pressure was predicted to provide fair skies and dry conditions across the Ohio and Tennessee valleys, the mid-Atlantic region and the Southeast.

There was a slight chance for thunderstorms across parts of northern and central Texas during the afternoon, and breezy winds were forecast across the northern and central Plains.

Snow was expected to develop across the higher elevations of the eastern Pacific Northwest, California, the Great Basin and the northern Rocky Mountains.

Rain showers and isolated thunderstorms stretched from the Pacific Northwest to the desert Southwest and into the northern Rockies. The high Plains and the central and southern Rockies were to stay dry.

High temperatures Tuesday were to reach the upper 30s and 40s across the Northeast, northern Plains and the Great Lakes; the 50s and lower 60s across the Ohio and Tennessee valleys, mid-Atlantic, the Pacific Northwest and much of California; the 60s and 70s through the Southeast, central Plains and northern Florida; and the 80s and 90s across Florida, the Southwest and Texas.

Temperatures in the Lower 48 states on Monday ranged from a low of 14 degrees at Grand Lake, Colo., to a high of 101 degrees at Laredo, Texas.