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Sunday Brings Heat Relief For Some; Flash Flood Threat Along Cold Front

A cold front shifting across the Central Plains, Midwest, Great Lakes and Northeast on Sunday will bring some relief from the heat with cooler and drier air. Excessive heat holds through today for portions of the Plains to the East Coast. Heavy rain from thunderstorms along the front may bring flash flooding. Read More >

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