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Very Heavy Rain, Severe Thunderstorms, and High Flash Flood Risk moves into the Mississippi Valley and Midwest

Thunderstorms, some severe, with very heavy rain have moved into the Mid South and Tennessee Valley today. Flash flooding and severe thunderstorms will be possible from the central Gulf Coast to the Upper Great Lakes. The greatest threat of excessive rains will be in portions of the Lower and Middle Mississippi Valleys. This storm system has a history of producing life threatening flash floods. Read More >

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Last Map Update: Sun, Apr. 30, 2017 at 11:38:17 am CDT

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Today will be cool and windy across North and Central Texas. A Wind Advisory is in effect along and west of a line from Sherman to Rockwall to Waxahachie to Goldthwaite where winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph are expected. Elsewhere, winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts of 25 to 35 mph can be expected.
The greatest risk for severe storms today is generally across the eastern 2/3rds of the region this afternoon and evening. Storms will form near and along a cold front as it moves across the region, and eventually these storms are expected to merge into a squall line along the front. Severe storms today will be capable of large hail, damaging winds, localized flooding. A few tornadoes are also possible, but the threat for tornadoes is lower than the large hail and damaging wind threat.
Rain chances will return to North and Central Texas on Wednesday as the next cold front arrives. There could be a few strong to possibly severe storms, but at this time it is a bit too early to assess the severe potential in detail. The best rain chances should be across the east and southeast where moisture levels will be highest. Also, the front will likely be moving through the southeast counties during the afternoon when the best instability will be in place. Dry air will spread in behind the front, bringing nice weather to the end of the week and into next weekend.

 
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