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Heavy rain in the Central U.S.; Unseasonable Warmth in the East

Imelda remnants swept up with a cold front will produce heavy rain that could cause flash flooding from portions of the South Plains to the Great Lakes. Lorena remnants combined with a cold front will bring thunderstorms with heavy rain, and some severe storms with hail and damaging winds to Arizona Monday. Strong winds in northern California will bring increasing fire weather threats on Monday. Read More >

The first day of fall, on Monday, will start off dry and mild with highs near normal in the mid 70s to low 80s. Otherwise, next chance for rain will move in late on Tuesday and persist through Wednesday night. Brief break on Thursday before next chance for rain moves in early on Friday. By Friday, temperatures will be about 5 to 10 degrees above normal for this time of year.
Widespread showers and thunderstorms are expected to slowly spread to the southeast across the region today. By late this evening, the precipitation should be exiting the area.
Despite the official start to fall being September 23rd, outlooks are saying, "More summer!" The Climate Prediction Center probabilities heavily favor warmer than normal temperatures over the Midwest through the next 2 weeks.