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Storms Continue to Pound the Western U.S.

Storms will continue to bring heavy rain, flooding and strong winds to California and many states across the west. Heavy rain will result in flooding for some areas, and heavy snow will be possible at high elevation locations. By mid-week, these storms may bring heavy snow to the northern Rockies and Intermountain west. Heavy rain and flooding will also impact the central Gulf Coast this week. Read More >

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Last Map Update: Tue, Feb. 21, 2017 at 5:34:09 pm CST

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There is a high danger for the spread of fires this afternoon across Deep South Texas. A Red Flag Warning is now in effect for all of Deep South Texas except coastal Cameron and Coastal Willacy until 6 pm CST this evening. Any fires that develop, would have the ability to spread quickly as a result of low humidity values and breezy northwesterly winds.
[Update: 2:00 pm] A high threat for erratic fire behavior exists this afternoon for the majority of Deep South Texas with breezy northwesterly winds and low humidity. A red flag warning is in effect until 6 pm CST for all of Deep South Texas except for the coastal sections of Cameron and Willacy counties. High temperatures today will top off in the upper 80s to around 90. A small craft advisory is in effect for offshore Gulf waters beyond 20 nautical miles until 6pm today. Small craft should exercise caution in the Laguna Madre and nearshore Gulf waters out to 20 nautical miles.
Tonight will be a great night for outdoor activities across Deep South Texas with continued clear skies, low humidity values and overnight low temperatures in the lower to middle 50s. The island will trend slightly warmer with the overnight lows in the lower 60s. For the mariners, expect light north to northeast winds with the bay subsiding from a light chop to smooth waters and seas of one to four feet on the coastal waters.
A moderate risk of rip currents at area beaches today.  it's recommended to use a non-inflatable flotation device, such as a life jacket or boogie board, and swim near a lifeguard. Sunny and breezy conditions are expected today with highs in the low 80s.
Dry conditions rule through the weekend in the Rio Grande Valley and Deep South Texas with temperatures rising into the upper 80s and well into the 90s for some areas by Thursday. A weak dry cold front expected on Friday, bringing temperatures back towards the upper 70s and 80s for the weekend.
Brownsville: Yesterday's high temperature was 1 degree above normal and the low was 3 degrees above normal. The record high temperature of 94 degrees was set in 1912 and the record low temperature of 34 degrees was set in 1895. Rainfall of 0.14 of an inch was reported at Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport. The daily rainfall record of 1.13 inches was set in 1885. Harlingen: Yesterday's high temperature was 2 degrees above normal and the low was 4 degrees above normal. The record high temperature of 95 degrees was set in 1912, and the record low temperature of 34 degrees was last set in 1942. Rainfall of 0.12 of an inch was reported at Valley International Airport. The daily rainfall record of 7.95 inches was set in 1982. McAllen: Yesterday's high temperature was 6 degrees above normal and the low was 5 degrees above normal. The record high temperature of 99 degrees was set in 1996 and the record low temperature of 37 degrees was set in 1968. Rainfall of 0.32 of an inch was reported at McAllen Miller International Airport. The daily rainfall record of 0.43 of an inch was set in 1982.

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