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Severe Weather Threat in the Midwest & Plains

An active weather pattern is expected to continue in the Great Plains and Midwest this week with several days of severe weather possible. The week started with tornadoes in Iowa, Illinois and Indiana Sunday evening into early Monday. Wednesday Night Wednesday night into Thursday, there are two areas with a risk of severe weather. Far…

23 Jun 2021, 5:23 pm

Record Breaking Heat for the Northwest

Record-breaking heat is on the way for the Pacific Northwest as we head into the last weekend of June! Many cities may tie or break records to close out the month. Heat Alerts There are heat alerts in place for the weekend as temperatures will reach triple digits multiple days in a row. It is…

23 Jun 2021, 5:22 pm

Stalled Front Keeps Florida A Bit Cloudier, Wetter

Folks flocking to the beaches of the Sunshine State will have to dodge a few clouds, showers, and thunderstorms in order to enjoy that Vitamin D! A stalled frontal boundary across northern Florida will help organize moisture and that will lead to building clouds and rain. On Wednesday night, scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue…

23 Jun 2021, 5:21 pm

Storms Bring Flooding Concern to the Northern Plains

The northern Plains & Great Lakes region are setting up for a stormy few days ahead, with all modes of severe weather on the table. However, heavy rain and flooding are also anticipated, on top of what we've already seen this week! Set-Up A progressing low on the east side of the Rockies is drawing…

23 Jun 2021, 5:20 pm

Areas Being Monitored for Tropical Development

Tropical season is well underway and three areas are being monitored for potential development over the next five days in the Eastern Pacific and Atlantic Basins.  Let's take a closer look at the areas the National Hurricane Center is watching closely. Eastern Pacific An area of showers and thunderstorms is showing signs of organization with…

23 Jun 2021, 5:19 pm

Monsoonal Moisture Arriving to the Southwest

With more moisture in play for the 4 corners region, we are expecting more afternoon thunderstorms! We could all use more moisture in this area, especially with the ongoing drought, but often times thunderstorms produce more lightning than rain. Fire danger remains high across the four corners region - more here. Forecast We will see…

23 Jun 2021, 5:18 pm

Fire Weather Conditions in the West

Fire weather conditions remain elevated across the West as dry and breezy conditions are coupled with record highs and excessive heat. Red Flag Warnings and Fire Weather Watches are in effect from Washington to Arizona eastward to Colorado and Wyoming. Humidity levels will drop down to around 10% as winds gust higher than 40 mph.…

23 Jun 2021, 5:17 pm

Tornado Near Chicago Rated An EF-3

A powerful line of thunderstorms worked through northern Illinois Sunday night, causing widespread damage and producing a dangerous tornado. Multiple areas of rotation produced tornadic storms along the line from the Chicago suburbs, to northwest Indiana and southwest Lower Michigan. Just after 11 pm CDT, one of the stronger cells moved through the cities…

23 Jun 2021, 3:40 am

Warmer than Average Forecast for July through September

NOAA's Climate Prediction Center (CPC) issued the 90 day outlook for July to September on Thursday. A continued hot summer may be ahead, with the trend of warmer than normal weather expected. The forecast calls for above average temperatures across the West, North, and eastern quarter of the nation. In the Northwest, a drier…

23 Jun 2021, 2:00 am