June 26, 2012: The nation's weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Tuesday, June 26, 2012. Tropical Storm Debby will continue to be the main weather story in the country on Tuesday as the storm spins south of Apalachicola, Florida. Debby is expected to move very slowly to the eastward over the next few days, possibly making landfall as a tropical storm south of Perry, Florida Wednesday evening. The main concern associated with Debby will continue to be its rain. Several more inches of rain are possible for parts of Florida, with the heaviest rain expected north of Tampa Bay. A storm surge of a few feet is also possible for parts of western Florida, further increasing the flood threat. For more information on Debby, please see http://www.wunderground.com/tropical/.

Meanwhile, a tremendous heat wave will continue to bake the Plains. Widespread afternoon temperatures in the triple digits are expected from Texas through Nebraska with some areas reaching as high as 110 degrees. Warm temperatures in the 90s are likely as far north as eastern Montana and the Dakotas. This heat will begin to drift to the east toward the Mississippi Valley, warming temperatures into the 90s Arkansas and Mississippi.

In the Northwest, a Pacific storm will move through Washington and Oregon. This storm will be fairly quick moving, producing light to moderate rain before the storm moves northeastward and into Alberta.

The Northeast will rise into the 70s and 80s, while the Southeast will see temperatures in the 90s and 100s. The Plains will rise into the 100s and 110s, while the Southwest will see similar temperatures. Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Monday have ranged from a morning low of 35 degrees at Stanley, Idaho to a high of 108 degrees at St. Francis, Kan.