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Severe Storms; Fire Danger; and Strong Pacific Storms

More strong storms on tap for the Pacific Northwest this weekend. Heavy rains could produce flooding and mudslides. Saturday, a cold front moving into the central U.S. will bring potential for severe thunderstorms containing damaging winds, large hail, and isolated tornadoes; and localized flooding potential. Dry winds in southwestern California will keep fire weather threats high. Read More >

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Last Map Update: Sat, Oct. 21, 2017 at 11:00:39 am CDT

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Big weather changes are on the way for this weekend as a strong cold front will push through the region late tonight into Sunday with widespread showers and thunderstorms developing along and ahead of the cold front. Rainfall amounts will average between 1-2 inches across much of the region with locally higher amounts possible, mainly along and north of the I-30 corridor. The threat of severe weather will also be possible with damaging wind gusts the most likely culprit with the strongest storms.
The threat of severe thunderstorms will affect the region late tonight with the progression of a strong cold front through the area. A line of intense storms is expected to develop later on this evening through early Sunday morning as the cold front advances through our region. The primary threat will likely be damaging winds with some bowing segments possible within the larger squall line. Large hail and isolated tornadoes are less significant threats due to the more linear structure and evolution of this storm system.
The chance of rain will remain fairly low today with widely scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms developing during the heat of the afternoon. A strong cold front moving into the region later tonight will bring widespread showers and storms, some possibly severe across our northwest sections up along the I-30 corridor where a squall line is expected to develop along the cold front. The primary threat with these storms will be damaging winds as the squall line progresses eastward overnight.
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