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Locally Heavy Rainfall from Texas Into the Southeast; Critical Fire Weather Conditions for Parts of the West

Locally heavy rainfall and flooding will remain possible from east Texas into the Southeast through Thursday. Meanwhile, critical fire weather conditions are again expected over parts of the Great Basin. Elsewhere, a low pressure system will bring heavy rainfall, gusty winds, and cooler temperatures to the Pacific Northwest. Large swells and rip currents will continue along much of the East Coast. Read More >

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Introduction

Summer Weather Safety and Survival

Introduction

While thunderstorms usually get the most attention when it comes to dangerous weather in our area, summertime heat and humidity are also threats that we need to be aware of. Heat kills by taxing the human body beyond its abilities. In a normal year, about 175 Americans succumb to the demands of summer heat.

Your National Weather Service wants you to know about the dangers of excessive heat and humidity, and things you can do to stay safe. As with any hazardous weather safety plan, the first step is staying informed. Pay attention to forecasts and statements from your local National Weather Service Forecast Office, and information from local agencies.

Please use the links below to access information on the dangers of excessive heat and humidity.