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Heavy Rain, Flooding Possible From Remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy

The remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy will spread heavy rain into the Tennessee and Ohio Valleys today - and into the Appalachians and Mid-Atlantic tonight. Flash flooding is possible in these areas. Strong to severe thunderstorms are also possible in these areas. Flash flooding is life threatening. Never drive your car across flooded roadways. Read More >

It will be mostly sunny and hot today. A few thunderstorms will be possible late this afternoon along and north of a Graham to Sulphur Springs line. Highs will be in the 90s to 102 degrees. The combination of the heat and humidity will make it feel like 100 to 110 degrees!
A Heat Advisory is in effect from Noon through 7 PM today for much of North and Central Texas. The heat and humidity will combine to make it feell like it is 105 to 110 degrees. Take extra precautions if working or spending time outdoors. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible...reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water. Check on persons with health problems and the elderly as they are the most susceptible to heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
Thunderstorm chances will increase across the region this evening. There will be low chances along the Red River late afternoon and chances will spread south to the I-20 corridor during the early evening and down toward Central Texas late evening. In addition to cloud to ground lightning, a few storms may become severe, producing wind gusts to 60 mph and hail up to 1 inch in diameter. Heavy rain may result in some localized flooding.
There will be a threat for showers and thunderstorms tonight and tomorrow across North and Central TX. The greatest rain/storm potential will be in the overnight to late-morning hours. Rain chances will lower Saturday afternoon for areas north of I-20. Showers and storms are expected to move south afternoon and evening. Widespread severe weather is NOT expected, but gusty winds, lightning and brief heavy rain will be possible.
Waco may reach 100 degrees for the first time this year today. Here are some interesting 100 degree day information for Waco. * The average first 100 degree day is July 4th. * The average last 100 degree day is August 29th. * The earliest occurrence of 100 degrees was March 28th, back in 1971. * The latest occurrence of 100 degrees was October 4th, back in 1983. * We average 24 days with highs of 100 degrees or higher.
Good news! Thanks to a summer cold front that will sweep through North and Central Texas later tonight, a break from the summer heat is expected the next couple of days. Temperatures will be below seasonal normals. Forecast high temperatures will stay mostly in the 80s Saturday through Tuesday, then, warming up to the 90s by the end of next week.

 
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