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Severe Storms in the Upper Midwest and Northern Plains Saturday; Increasing Heat Across the South

Scattered severe thunderstorms capable of producing damaging winds, large to very large hail and a couple of tornadoes will be possible Saturday afternoon in the Upper Midwest and Great Plains. Stronger storms may produce heavy to excessive rainfall. Simmering heat will impact areas from the Southwest to the Gulf Coast and Southeast this weekend. Heat indices may exceed 100 degrees. Read More >

A Red Flag Warning is in effect from 2-10 PM today for the Sierra Front including the Reno-Carson-Minden area and portions of the west-central Basin & Range. Low daytime relative humidities and gusty winds this afternoon will create a multi-hour period of critical fire weather conditions. Stay fire aware and avoid activities that could cause a spark!
As summer approaches and the weather warms up, follow these tips to keep yourself and loved ones safe from the heat!

 

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