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Short Range Forecast Discussion NWS Weather Prediction Center College Park MD 314 AM EDT Fri Aug 1 2014 Valid 12Z Fri Aug 1 2014 - 12Z Sun Aug 3 2014 ***Rainy conditions with stalled front near East Coast*** ***Numerous showers and thunderstorms for the Rockies*** A return to warmer and more humid weather can be expected for the East Coast states as the recent cool air mass lifts northward into Canada. The frontal boundary near the Gulf coast is developing a wave of low pressure along it that is expected to bring a warm front near the Mid-Atlantic coast by Friday evening, and this will bring widespread rain and embedded thunderstorms from the Carolinas to southern New England. Warm and humid air over-riding cooler air inland will be the main forcing mechanism for rain. Farther west across much of the central and northern U.S., the weather is expected to remain relatively cool and dry through the end of the week. A chance of showers and thunderstorms can be expected in the Great Lakes due to upper level shortwaves and instability. For the Inter-Mountain West, scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms can be expected across New Mexico and Colorado as a weakening frontal boundary interacts with monsoonal moisture to the southwest. Isolated storms are expected for the northern Rockies and into the Pacific Northwest, while the immediate coast should remain dry through the weekend. Hamrick Graphics available at