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Additional Heavy Rainfall for Florida; Severe Thunderstorms in the High Plains and the East on Friday

Continued heavy to excessive rainfall may bring considerable to locally catastrophic urban flooding through Friday across South Florida. Elsewhere across Florida, flash and urban flooding remains possible through Saturday. A slight risk of severe thunderstorms (Level 2 of 5) exists Friday in the central High Plains and from the Mid-Atlantic to southern New England. Read More >

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Blanchard, D. O., 2011: Supercells in Environments with Atypical Hodographs. Wea. Forecasting26, 1075–1083,

Blanchard, D. O., 2013: A Comparison of Wind Speed and Forest Damage Associated with Tornadoes in Northern Arizona. Wea. Forecasting28, 408–417,

Klimowski, B. A., M. R. Hjelmfelt, and M. J. Bunkers, 2004: Radar Observations of the Early Evolution of Bow Echoes. Wea. Forecasting19, 727–734,<0727:ROOTEE>2.0.CO;2.