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Severe Thunderstorms in the Central U.S.; Hot from California to the Carolinas

Severe thunderstorms impacting the Central U.S. today will primarily produce damaging winds, including some significant damage potential, and large to very large hail. Locally heavy rain with these storms may reach excessive levels, with potential for flash flooding. Summer remains firmly entrenched from interior California to the Carolinas with many Heat Advisories in effect. Read More >

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