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Heat and Excessive Heat Warnings and Advisories Stretch from CA to TX to the Southeast; Major Severe Weather Threat on Sunday Across the Central Plains

A ridge of high pressure will dominate the southern tier of the country and will produce Heat Advisories and Excessive Heat Warnings from CA to TX to the Southeast on Sunday. Meanwhile, a Major Severe weather threat will exist over the Central Plains, as a Moderate Risk is in effect for destructive winds, very large hail, a few tornadoes and locally heavy rainfall. Read More >

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