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Rain in East, Midwest; triple-digit heat in South

Satellite image of the United States taken on Monday at 8:15 a.m. EDT.  

Rain is expected over the East Coast and upper Midwest while triple-digit heat settles into the South. Rain battered the Southeast and Middle Atlantic coast early Monday, while showers rolled across the Northwest and more punishing heat built in the South.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms were forecast throughout the Southeast, particularly Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and Florida.

An isolated shower or thunderstorm also was possible in the mid-Atlantic states. The Virginias were already trying to cope with Sunday's torrential downpours, which triggered flooding and mudslides.

Clouds rolling in over the Northeast and northern Maine braced for rain. An isolated shower or thunderstorm was forecast in central Illinois and in western Indiana.

Scattered showers were predicted over the upper Midwest and northern Plains, especially over the Dakotas and in Minnesota. Some storms also were likely in central and eastern Montana and in northern Wyoming.

Thunderstorms also were forecast in Arizona, New Mexico, western Arkansas and eastern Colorado. Scattered showers were predicted in eastern Washington and eastern Oregon.

Highs Monday were forecast in the 60s along the northern Pacific Northwest; the 70s in New England, the Northeast and the Northwest; the 80s across the northern Plains, Great Lakes and Tennessee Valley; the 90s for the Gulf Coast, Southeast, central Plains, Southwest; and 100s from Kansas to Texas, California and Arizona.

Temperatures in the Lower 48 states on Sunday ranged from a high of 111 degrees in Thermal, California, to a low of 35 degrees in Meacham, Oregon.

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