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Heavy snow in the Rockies, Fire weather threat in the Southwest, and Heavy rainfall threat for the weekend in the Southern Plains into the Ohio Valley

Heavy snow is expected in the northern and central Rockies. There is a critical to elevated fire risk across the Southwest. A few severe storms are expected from the Southeast States into the Great Lakes and portions of the Central Plains on Thursday. Heavy rainfall is forecast through the weekend with a threat for significant flooding for the Southern Plains into the Mississippi Valley Read More >

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Last Map Update: Thu, Apr. 27, 2017 at 2:10:17 am CDT

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Mostly sunny conditions on Thursday after some patchy morning fog burns off. Breezy south winds of 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph are expected as high temperatures warm into the upper 70s to the northeast, and upper 80s across the western counties.
Our active spring weather pattern will continue into the weekend, with another risk for severe thunderstorms expected Friday afternoon through Saturday night. Multiple rounds of strong to severe thunderstorms are likely to develop during this period. On Friday, the threat for severe thunderstorms is expected to be "conditional". That is, we are uncertain whether thunderstorms will develop at all, but if they do develop, they will likely become severe. Any storms that develop on Friday should remain isolated. All modes of severe weather (tornadoes, hail, and damaging wind) will be possible, with hail being the greatest threat as a few storms could produce hail larger than two inches in diameter. On Saturday, the threat is expected to be more widespread. Hail, damaging winds, tornadoes, and flash flooding will all be concerns, with the heaviest rains likely north of Interstate 20, and east of Interstate 35 where two to four inches of rain will be likely. Locally higher amounts in excess of six inches will be possible in some locations. There remains some uncertainty regarding the exact timing and location of the individual rounds of thunderstorms, as well as the severity of potential flash flooding impacts. Interests in North and Central Texas are advised to monitor the latest weather forecasts as we approach the end of the work week and head into the weekend.

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