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Lingering Heavy Rain Threat Along the Central Gulf Coast; Rain in the Pacific Northwest; Critical Fire Weather

Locally heavy rainfall may bring flash flooding along the central Gulf Coast today and Saturday from southeast Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle. A strong cold front will bring heavy rain with the arrival of cooler temperatures to the Northwest through the weekend. Widespread critical fire weather due to dry, gusty winds is forecast from the Great Basin into the northern Plains. Read More >

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Last Map Update: Fri, Sep. 17, 2021 at 4:13:18 pm MDT

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High pressure will move to the east this morning allowing gusty south winds to develop by the afternoon. Then gusty southwest winds and hot temperatures are expected on Saturday ahead of a cold front Saturday night. Critical fire weather conditions will be possible today and Saturday with the strong winds. After the front moves through Sunday, rain will be possible in the late afternoon lasting through Monday morning though totals are uncertain at this time. Tuesday will begin a slow warm up into mid-week.
Breezy to strong south to southwest winds and low RH will create critical fire weather conditions that could lead to large runs with any fires that get started today and Saturday afternoon and evening.


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