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Severe Storms & Heavy Rainfall Possible in the Plains; Critical Fire Weather Conditions for Parts of the West

Scattered severe thunderstorms and locally heavy rainfall are possible across portions of the Plains today. Meanwhile, dry weather and gusty winds will result in critical fire weather conditions across the Great Basin and northern Rockies. Elsewhere, tropical storm Dorian in the Atlantic is expected to slowly strengthen and will likely approach the Lesser Antilles by Tuesday. Read More >

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Last Map Update: Sun, Aug. 25, 2019 at 7:28:31 am CDT

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There will be a low chance for rain/storms mainly across our eastern counties through this afternoon. Most areas will stay dry with high temperatures climbing into the mid and upper 90s.
Oppressive heat returns on Monday with just about the entire area seeing highs at or above the century mark! heat index values will range from around 105 degrees to around 110 degrees from the i-35 corridor and points east. If spending extensive time outdoors on Monday, plan for the very hot weather ahead of time. Remember to stay hydrated, take frequent breaks, and ALWAYS CHECK THE BACK SEAT FOR YOUNG CHILDREN AND PETS!!!
Why is it going to "feel" SO HOT on Monday? Here's some explanation of expected surface dew point temperatures (moisture) and how that will combine with highs in the 100s to produce oppressive heat on Monday.
Here's a reminder to slow down, not rush, and develop a habit of ALWAYS CHECKING THE BACK SEAT while out and about with a child and/or pets that come with you. Many child and pet fatalities from being left in hot vehicles can be prevented if you just follow these simple rules. Monday is expected to be VERY HOT, so be sure to follow these simple guidelines to avoid leaving children or pets in hot vehicles.
A cold front will move quickly south on Tuesday and slow down near the Red River Valley. This cold front will be supported by a few mid level impulses and result in increasing chances for showers and storms later Tuesday into Wednesday. The best chances for showers and thunderstorms containing locally heavier rainfall will be north of I-20 with more isolated coverage south of I-20. Keep checking future forecasts regarding our mid week storm system and cold front. Copious moisture and slow movement of storms and possible storm training may result in a narrow stripe of heavier rainfall and isolated areas of flooding or flash flooding. A few strong to severe storms are possible as well. Primary hazards include damaging winds, hail(mostly small), and frequent lightning.

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