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Severe Storms Across the Center of the CONUS; Heat Across Southern U.S.

Scattered severe thunderstorms with heavy rainfall are expected across a portion of the central states through tonight. A few tornadoes, significant damaging winds, very large hail, and flash flooding are possible. The early-season heat across portions of the Southern U.S. will continue for much of this week with more potential record high temperatures. Read More >

Strong west wind gusts are possible in the Mojave Desert Slopes this afternoon into early Wednesday morning. Blowing dust could reduce visibilities in some locations. Travel may be difficult, particularly for high profile vehicles. Highways affected include, but are not limited to Highway 14, Highway 178 through and below Walker Pass, and Highway 58 through and below Tehachapi Pass, including the town of Mojave. Here are projected wind gusts valid at 8 PM PDT Tuesday, May 17th, 2022.
High temperatures throughout Central California Sunday afternoon will be around ten degrees above normal for this time of year. Maximum temperatures across Central California Monday afternoon will be twelve to fourteen degrees above their typical values for the latter half of May.
High temperatures in the San Joaquin Valley Sunday afternoon will be in the mid 90s, resulting in an enhanced risk for heat-related illnesses. Although heat events like this are relatively common and happen many times a year, heat-related impacts are possible Sunday afternoon for those new to the area if simple precautions are not taken. Plan to take action to reduce time outdoors, drink plenty of water, and remain in air-conditioned buildings. Heat-sensitive groups, such as the elderly, young children, and those with chronic ailments may need assistance to avoid heat-related illness. As always, never, ever leave a child or pet in an enclosed automobile.
High temperatures in the San Joaquin Valley Monday afternoon will be in the upper 90s, resulting in an enhanced risk for heat-related illnesses. Although heat events like this are relatively common and happen many times a year, heat-related impacts are possible Monday afternoon for those new to the area if simple precautions are not taken. Plan to take action to reduce time outdoors, drink plenty of water, and remain in air-conditioned buildings. Heat-sensitive groups, such as the elderly, young children, and those with chronic ailments may need assistance to avoid heat-related illness. As always, never, ever leave a child or pet in an enclosed automobile.
High temperatures in the San Joaquin Valley Monday afternoon will be twelve to fifteen degrees above normal for this time of year, resulting in an enhanced risk for heat-related illnesses. Although heat events like this are relatively common and happen many times a year, heat-related impacts are possible Monday afternoon for those new to the area if simple precautions are not taken. Plan to take action to reduce time outdoors, drink plenty of water, and remain in air-conditioned buildings. Heat-sensitive groups, such as the elderly, young children, and those with chronic ailments may need assistance to avoid heat-related illness. As always, never, ever leave a child or pet in an enclosed automobile

 

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