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Severe Thunderstorms and Flash Flooding in the Central U.S.; A Dangerous Heatwave Coming to the West

Multiple rounds of widespread heavy rain, localized flash flooding, and severe thunderstorms are possible from the central Plains into the Great Lakes today, Friday and Saturday. A dangerous heatwave with record breaking and triple digit temperatures is expected this weekend into next week over the Northwest U.S. Excessive Heat Watches and Warnings have been issued. Read More >

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