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Mississippi Valley Summer Heat Wave; Severe Thunderstorms and Flooding Possible to the North

A dangerous summer heat wave will continue much of the Plains, Mid/Lower Mississippi Valley, Southeast U.S. today and Thursday. Areas of severe thunderstorms may occur today and again on Thursday from parts of the northern/central Rockies and High Plains into the Ohio Valley and Carolinas. Excessive rainfall over similar areas may bring flash flooding today and Thursday. Read More >

Snow and ice accumulation does not impact river conditions right away, but is instead stored at the soil's surface. During warmer periods, snow cover melts, which may cause river rises similar to that caused by rainfall. Snow cover is modeled to help improve river forecasts.

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