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Severe Thunderstorms in the Upper Midwest; Excessive Heat in the Central U.S.

Severe thunderstorms, capable of severe wind (locally exceeding hurricane force), very large hail, flash flooding, and a few tornadoes, are possible late this afternoon into tonight across portions of the of the Upper Midwest into the southern Great Lakes. Excessive heat covers much of the central third of the country and is expected to persist into the weekend over the south-central states. Read More >

The 5-Day Significant River Flood Outlook indicates the probability of experiencing significant flooding (moderate flood stage or higher) over the next 5 days. Significant flooding is defined as flooding that causes impacts to roadways and structures.

National map showing the 5-day significant flood outlook potential.