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Isolated Severe Thunderstorms and Flooding Potential in the Central U.S.

Isolated strong to severe thunderstorms are possible across parts of the southern and central Plains today through Saturday. Large hail and severe wind gusts are the main threats. Heavy rainfall is forecast from the western Gulf Coast into the Midwest from this weekend into early next week. New and renewed river rises are possible across portions of eastern Texas. Read More >

Precipitation forecast for Today (Inches)
Precipitation forecast for Tomorrow (Inches)
Precipitation forecast for Day 3 (Inches)
Precipitation forecast for Days 4 and 5 (Inches)
Areas where Heavy Rainfall is Possible Today. Text Discussion
Areas where Heavy Rainfall is Possible Tomorrow. Text Discussion
Areas where Heavy Rainfall is Possible on Day 3. Text Discussion
Northern Illinois and Northwest Indiana River Flood Outlook for the next seven days.
Western Iowa River Flood Outlook for the next seven days.
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