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Fire Weather Concerns Continue in California; Pattern Change Possible Later this Week

Low humidity and gusty winds will continue across portions of California through Monday, although the weather pattern may change by Wednesday with increasing rain chances. Elsewhere, chilly conditions will persist across the northern and eastern states with rounds of light snow over the Great Lakes and Northeast, while areas of rain develop in south Texas and the Gulf Coast. Read More >

Overview

A line of severe thunderstorms initially developed over southeast Iowa on the morning of June 28th, 2018. A moist and unstable airmass out ahead of these storms allowed them to strengthen as they moved southeast, reaching peak intensity as they moved through portions of the northern and eastern St. Louis metro area and western Illinois. Significant and fairly widespread wind damage occurred from these storms Thursday afternoon into Thursday evening, with even a weak tornado hitting near Elsah, IL.
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