Weather Underground midday recap for Saturday, September 14, 2013.
Tropical Storm Ingrid continued to move closer to eastern Mexico on Saturday, triggering heavy rain over southern Texas. Meanwhile,thunderstorms continued to linger in the central and southern Rockies, while the northern Midwest experienced strong thunderstorms as a result of a developing cold front.
Tropical Storm Ingrid began affecting parts of southern Texas as it inched closer to eastern Mexico on Saturday. Although the center of the system remained several hundred miles south of Texas, the outer bands of the storm still drove thunderstorms into the parts of the state. Thunderstorms also affected southern Florida on Saturday, but were not related to Tropical Storm Ingrid.
The northern Plains felt the effects of a low pressure system as it made its way southeastward towards the Great Lakes. Showers and thunderstorms drove through the Dakotas, Minnesota, Iowa, and even northern Nebraska earlier Saturday. Temperatures in the Plains remained very warm throughout the day.
The central and southern Rockies continued to experience lingering showers and thunderstorms as flash flood warnings were issued throughout the region. Colorado was the main focus on Saturday as flooding continued to affect thousands of residents.
Meanwhile on the West Coast, a low pressure system moved closer towards the California Oregon border, although conditions remained clear throughout the day. Temperatures between the 50s and 70s were recorded along the West Coast, while temperatures inland were much warmer.
Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Saturday have ranged from a morning low of 28 degrees at Black River Falls, Wis. to a midday high of 106 degrees at Thermal, Calif.