Beneficial rains for the Great Plains

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Looking ahead, the slow-moving spring storm complex currently centered over the Great Plains will expand in coverage and move eastward, with heavy rain reaching the Atlantic Coast over the weekend. Five-day rainfall totals are expected to exceed 2 inches or more locally from the Gulf Coast to Coastal New England, and severe weather will be… Read more »

Mild, drier weather for now in the Midwest

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Across the Corn Belt, mild, sunny weather dominates the Midwest, warming top-soils for germination and helping to alleviate excessive wetness on low-lying fields. On the Plains, showers and thunderstorms continue from Nebraska to Texas, and severe weather is again possible, though the moisture is timely for winter wheat and germination of summer crops. Spring wheat… Read more »

A colder pattern to dominate

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Stormy weather will continue over the next few days from the southern Plains to the Gulf Coast, maintaining the potential for strong thunderstorms. Additional rainfall of 3 inches or more is expected to worsen coastal flooding from Texas to Mississippi. Showers will gradually push eastward from the central Plains to the Midwest, with rain reaching… Read more »

Short-term drier spell for parts of the Midwest

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Across the Corn Belt, showers linger over the Ohio Valley, but drier weather dominates the middle Mississippi Valley, where Thursday daytime highs are expected to reach 70° as far north as Minnesota. On the Plains, showers have moved into central and southern farming areas, providing timely moisture for wheat and emerging summer crops. Some of… Read more »

Increased wildfire potential on parts of the Plains

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Strong winds and low relative humidity values will contribute to critical to extreme fire weather conditions across the central and northern Plains, Rockies and parts of the Desert Southwest on Tuesday. Fire Weather Watches and Red Flag Warnings are in effect from Arizona to the Canadian border. NWS Fire Weather Page

More wet weather from the southern Plains, northeastward

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Looking ahead, rainy weather will overspread the Southeast over the next few days, worsening problems with excessive wetness. Meanwhile, a second storm system bringing rain and snow showers to the Rockies will advance eastward, promising to bring much-needed moisture to portions of the southern High Plains by week’s end. However, that system will bring additional… Read more »

More rain in the lower Ohio Valley

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Across the Corn Belt, flooding remains a concern in portions of the Ohio Valley, and lingering wetness is sustaining slow planting rates across key southern production areas. Cool, dry weather dominates the upper Midwest. On the Plains, Red Flag Warnings are in effect from Colorado to the Dakotas, as dry, breezy weather raises the potential… Read more »

A quieter weather pattern for the Midwest

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Across the Corn Belt, mostly dry, breezy weather prevails in the wake of a departing cold front. Thursday’s thunderstorms resulted in localized wind and hail damage across the central and eastern Corn Belt, and a few tornadoes were spotted in northern Illinois and neighboring areas. On the Plains, dry weather prevails in the wake of… Read more »

A wet pattern lingers for the eastern-half of the Nation

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A cold front crossing the eastern U.S. will reach the Atlantic Seaboard later Friday, ending the threat of severe thunderstorms. Meanwhile, a new storm system will begin to take shape across the south-central U.S. Five-day rainfall totals could reach 1 to 2 inches on the central and southern Plains, although portions of the High Plains… Read more »

Severe weather possible from Texas to Mid-Atlantic Friday

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The NWS Storm Prediction Center is forecasting a risk of severe thunderstorms Friday afternoon and evening from southern Texas eastward along the Gulf Coast and northeastward to the Mid-Atlantic States. Damaging winds and large hail are the main threats with these storms. Convective Outlooks Storm Reports & Summary Page Current Weather Watches & Warnings Map… Read more »