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Severe thunderstorms and heavy rain possible today across portions of the central plains and Midwest. Warming trend in the Pacific Northwest.

Numerous showers and thunderstorms are expected this afternoon and evening across the central Plains into portions of the Midwest. Severe thunderstorms are possible, along with heavy rain that may lead to flash flooding in some areas. The Pacific Northwest will see a steady warming trend through the week. Temperatures will rise to 10 to 15 degrees above average by Wednesday and Thursday. Read More >

The National Weather Service is developing a new web page for the Atlantic hurricane basin which will interactively display and communicate local tropical storm and hurricane decision-making information based upon on local forecast databases, local statements, and hurricane threats and impact grids.

Users are reminded that tropical cyclone threat grids (wind, flooding rain, storm surge, and tornadoes) became operational on June 1, 2015 in the National Digital Forecast Database (NDFD). The grids are available at: http://digital.weather.gov/. Further information on these grids can be found at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notification/tin15-16tc_threat_grids.htm.

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