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Severe Weather and Heavy Rain for the Southern U.S.

A potent storm system will roll across the Southern tier of the U.S. over the next two days. As a result, severe thunderstorms with large hail, damaging winds and a few tornadoes are possible from the southern Plains and Lower Mississippi Valley into the South and Southeast. Also, heavy rain from these thunderstorms may cause some flood concerns, especially in the Lower Mississippi Valley. Read More >

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Last Map Update: Thu, Apr. 22, 2021 at 10:23:13 pm MDT

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An upper level system keeps breezy winds in the overnight hours. Windy conditions continue over the east slopes of the area mountains like the Hueco, Franklin and Organ Mountains. Skies will be mostly clear to partly cloudy too. All of the above will lead to warmer overnight low temperatures.
Winds will increase once again on Friday to create high fire danger across far west Texas. West winds of 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon combined with very dry air and relative humidity 7 to 15%. The strongest winds will occur over Hudspeth County, with lighter winds remaining below warning criteria elsewhere. This warning is in effect from noon to 7 PM Friday.
A weak upper level system will swing by on Friday, shifting winds to the west-northwest and bringing a slight chance for light rain showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. The best chance for rain will be over the mountainous terrain and Sierra County, with areas along the International Border likely remaining dry. Temperatures will be slightly cooler behind the Pacific cold front, with highs in the lower 70's. Winds will be breezy once again, peaking around 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon.

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