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Storm Threat Shifts East, Heat Continues

28 Jul 2012, 12:54 pm

Gusty, Windy Storms Continue Today

Another stormy day yesterday for some of the same areas that were hit with thunderstorms producing high wind gusts on Friday.

 

Blue dots indicate wind damage reports.

Down trees and power lines were among the problems that resulted from these storms:

 

Photo from: Frankfort, KY by Alisha Wilhoite.

Photo From: Gadsden, AL in Sherry Angela West-McDonald

Folks in the Ohio River Valley will get a brief break from the storms for the rest of theweekend but expecting another active day along the East Coast.

Severe Threat for Today:

 

As with yesterday and Thursday, the main threat in each of these yellow slight risk areas will be for high wind gusts capable of producing damage.

Baking in the Plains

No surprise here – the Central Plains will be be baking this afternoon and tomorrow as temperatures rise well above 100 degrees.

 

(Orange: Heat Advisory, Pink: Excessive Heat Warning)

From the National Weather Service:

A STRETCH OF DANGEROUSLY HOT WEATHER IS EXPECTED THROUGH AT LEAST
   TUESDAY WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES REACHING NEAR 110 DEGREES IN THE
   TULSA AREA AND AROUND 105 DEGREES IN FORT SMITH WITH HEAT INDEX
   VALUES BETWEEN 105 AND 110. OVERNIGHT LOWS WILL ONLY FALL INTO THE
   LOWER 80S IN THE TULSA METRO AREA AND NEAR 80 DEGREES IN FORT
   SMITH.

Flash Flooding Concerns

Flooding may be an issue as heavy rain is expected in burn scar areas in west central New Mexico today.  The Wallow Fire burn scar  and the Whitewater Baldy area are both at risk.

 

Flash Flood Watches have been issued for the areas that are at risk:

 

Check back here for more updates!

Gretchen Mishek

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