Find out the weather where you are and get a few tidbits of weather history. / WUSA
The end of the work week will be a soggy one in the East and a very warm one in the Southwest.
East: Rain, thunderstorms and potential flooding will plague much of the mid-Atlantic and Northeast.
Midwest: Showers will also pelt the upper Midwest, Great Lakes states and Ohio Valley. Temperatures will remain in the cool 50s and 60s across the region.
Rockies: The other damp region Friday will be the central and northern Rockies.
West Coast: More near-record heat in the 80s, 90s and near 100 will bake California and the Southwest. Winds should ease in southern California, diminishing the fire threat.
Weather history for May 16: In 1991, the temperature soared to a record high of 93 degrees in Toledo, Ohio, and to 89 degrees in Buffalo. In 1997, a late freeze wiped out 20% of the asparagus crop in Oceana County, Mich.
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