This NOAA satellite image taken Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 01:45 PM EDT shows scattered cloud cover over the Northern Rockies and Northern High Plains with more widespread cloud cover over the Upper ... more 
This NOAA satellite image taken Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 01:45 PM EDT shows scattered cloud cover over the Northern Rockies and Northern High Plains with more widespread cloud cover over the Upper Midwest. A cold front crosses North Dakota with low pressure while a stationary front extends across South Dakota. Energy from these systems kick up rain showers and thunderstorms throughout the eastern Dakotas and parts of Nebraska. There is a moderate risk of severe weather development in southeastern South Dakota, eastern Nebraska, western Iowa, far northeastern Kansas, and northwestern Missouri. The main concerns with these storms are tornadoes damaging wind, and hail. Meanwhile, a slight risk of severe weather exists from portions of the Northern and Central Plains and the Upper Mississippi Valleys to the Gulf Coast States. Clusters of showers and thunderstorms develop near a stationary front in parts of the Mid-Mississippi and Tennessee Valleys and the Central Appalachians. To the south, scattered rain showers continue in Florida and areas of Georgia, while temperatures continue to heat up in the South from the Southwest through the Lower Mississippi Valley. Various Heat Advisories and Excessive Heat Watches remain in effect from southern Arizona through southern Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. (AP PHOTO/WEATHER UNDERGROUND) less 
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Associated Press
Sun, Jun 26, 2011 3:05 PM EDT