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Critical Fire Weather Over The Southwest U.S., Heavy Rain And Flash Flooding Likely In Hawaii

The combination of strong winds and very dry humidity will lead to critical to extremely critical fire weather conditions over portions of the southern Plains and Desert Southwest through Friday. The potential exists for explosive wildfire growth given ignition. Heavy rain and flash flooding can be expected over the Hawaiian Islands where Flash Flood Watches remain in effect into Friday. Read More >

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Last Map Update: Fri, Apr. 20, 2018 at 3:30:37 am CDT

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Increasing moisture and rain chances will help lower fire weather concerns over the next several days.
Rain chances will begin to increase from west to east Friday afternoon.
Rain is expected to become widespread Friday night, spreading from west to east, with rain becoming heavier, the farther east it spreads.
Widespread rain is expected to continue on Saturday. Beneficial rainfall amounts look to occur across Oklahoma and western north Texas. Rainfall totals of one-half inch to almost 2 inches are possible, with the higher totals most likely across central and southeast Oklahoma.
Rain will end from west to east through the night.
These are forecast average rainfall amounts for late Friday through early Sunday. Some locations may get substantially less than indicated. Locally heavier amounts are possible.

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