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The nation's weather
Weather Underground Forecast for Tuesday, September 06, 2011. A strong front will continue moving through the eastern third of the country on Tuesday, producing widespread moderate to heavy rain and thunderstorms along the eastern seaboard. This is potentially bad news for areas of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic that just registered the wettest August on record. Any additional precipitation falling on the already-saturated ground will complicate the flooding situation in New England and farther to the south. Adding to this will be the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee that will continue to dump heavy rain on the Southeast. This rain should gradually diminish as the day progresses and as the front moves off the East Coast.
Meanwhile, in the Atlantic Ocean, Hurricane Katia will continue is long trek over open water. No landfall is expected Tuesday and the official forecast continues to show the hurricane curving away from the East Coast later in the week. The track could change, however, so visit http://www.wunderground.com/tropical/ for the latest.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue in the Southwest, while the West Coast will once again rise well above normal.
Dry conditions will continue in Texas, hampering the firefighting efforts there. The drought that has plagued the state all year will continue.
The Southeast will see temperatures in the 80s and 90s, while the Northeast will see temperatures in the 70s and 80s. The Southwest will see temperatures in the 90s and 100s, while the Northwest will see temperatures in the 80s and 90s. Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Monday have ranged from a morning low of 26 degrees at Stanley, Idaho to a high of 103 degrees at Tucson, Ariz.