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Severe Thunderstorms With Heavy Rain Possible In The Upper Midwest; Excessive Heat For Central U.S.

Several rounds of strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible from the northern Plains and upper Midwest to the Great Lakes through Friday. Damaging winds, large hail, and flooding will be the primary threats with these storms. Excessive heat will grip the central Plains with heat indices approaching 105 to 110 degrees. Very hot and humid conditions are likely to expand into the Mid Atlantic. Read More >

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Last Map Update: Thu, Jul. 20, 2017 at 8:03:35 am CDT

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Hot temperatures expected today with heat index values in most areas climbing to 105 to 109 degrees. Otherwise, slight chance of showers and thunderstorms possible across portions of north Louisiana and south-central Arkansas this afternoon.
Here are some heat safety tips to protect yourself from the very hot and humid conditions expected through late Friday afternoon:
A Heat Advisory is in effect through 7 pm Friday evening for all of North Louisiana, Southwest Arkansas, Southeast Oklahoma, and much of East Texas. Heat index values of 105 degrees or higher can be expected around lunchtime today and Friday. Only limited cooling is expected tonight and Thursday night as temperatures fall into the mid 70s. Be sure to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives, neighbors, and pets.
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