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Severe Storms Across Portions of the Central U.S.; Wet and Windy in the Northwest

A few severe thunderstorms with damaging winds and large hail are expected this today across Kentucky, northeast Minnesota, and from southeast Colorado into the Oklahoma Panhandle. These storms may produce heavy rain and flooding in Kentucky. A strong cold front will sweep through the Northwest U.S. with rain, mountain snow and high winds. Heat and record high temperatures persist in the South. Read More >

Strong west wind gusts are possible in the Kern County desert Thursday afternoon into early Friday 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, U.S. Highway 395, Highway 178 through and below Walker Pass, including the town of Inyokern, and Highway 58 through and below Tehachapi Pass, including the town of Mojave. Here are projected wind gusts valid at 7 PM PDT Thursday, May 19th, 2022.
High temperatures throughout Central California this afternoon and Thursday afternoon will be around ten degrees above normal for this time of year. Maximum temperatures across Central California Friday afternoon will be about ten degrees lower than Thursday afternoon.
High temperatures throughout Central California Saturday afternoon will be around five degrees warmer than Friday afternoon. By Monday afternoon, maximum temperatures across Central California will be about ten degrees above normal for this time of year.
The ninth wettest day ever observed in Fresno during the month of May occurred sixty-five years ago today.


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