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Excessive Heat in the Interior West; Monsoon Conditions in the Southwest

Dangerous heat is expected to be in place across portions of California, especially the Central Valley, and across the Interior Northwest into Friday. Heat Advisories will also be in place across the southern Plains into the Lower Mississippi River Valley. Monsoonal showers and thunderstorms may result in flash flooding and debris flows from the Four Corners region and Southwest through Friday. Read More >



Severe thunderstorms developed across all of northern and northwest Illinois on the evening of August 9, 2021. An outflow boundary present from morning storms lead to a favorable environment for tornadic development, with several forming from Bureau County to just west of the Chicago metro area. Three tornadoes occurred during the evening damaging corn, soybeans, and several farmsteads near Arlington, IL. 


KML Link - All damage points + tornadoes


Surrounding Office Summaries

West of Princeton, IL (Betsy Rowland)