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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 1:50:18 pm CDT

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Here is an updated estimate of the tornado tracks from April 29 across parts of North Texas. Storm survey teams are out investigating the damage. These tracks are based on radar data and storm reports and will be updated over the coming days. Intensity of the tornadoes is not known at this time.
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.
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.
A quick warm up is expected Monday and Tuesday with high temperatures in the 80s. Our next system arrives on Wednesday, bringing decent storm chances across the region during the day. There will be enough moisture and instability for scattered storms to develop ahead of the cold front. Nice weather conditions return to North and Central TX. late week and into the next weekend.

 
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