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Dangerous Heat Wave for the West; Severe Storms and Heavy Rain for Midwest and Plains

Severe storms and heavy rains are likely in the Upper Midwest and Plains through this evening. A long duration heat wave will build across the West through next week with excessive heat watches/warnings in effect from the Southwest to Northwest. TS Josephine is forecast to pass well north of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands while TS Kyle is forecast to move quickly away from land this weekend. Read More >

A slow moving storm system brought heavy rainfall, flooding and localized severe weather to the region Wednesday April 17 into Thursday April 18th.  The brunt of the flooding and severe weather occurred late Wednesday night into Thursday morning.

Storm total rainfall amounts generally ranged from 1 to 2 inches with locally higher amounts of 3 to 4 inches. This excessive rainfall resulted in flash flooding of streams and low water crossings along with main stem river flooding

Total Rainfall