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Heat Wave in the Central and Southern U.S.; Severe Thunderstorms and Excessive Rainfall in the Upper Midwest

An ongoing heat wave will continue today and Tuesday from much of the Great Plains to the lower Mississippi River Valley and into northern Florida. Dangerous heat is also expected in southern California and Puerto Rico. Scattered severe thunderstorms will be possible over parts of the Upper Midwest today with destructive wind gusts possible for parts of Minnesota into Wisconsin. Read More >

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Last Map Update: Mon, Jun 24, 2024 at 8:46:28 pm CDT

Highs 5 to 10 degrees above average for late June are forecast the next three days. Heating of elevated terrain and increased monsoonal moisture will mean a chance of showers and storms developing each afternoon over the higher terrain of West Texas and Southeast New Mexico, especially from the Sacramento Mountains into the Guadalupe Mountains and down into the Davis Mountains. Lightning and gusty, erratic winds will be the main threats with any stronger storms.

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