This was the view from Washington University in St. Louis, MO earlier today as moisture from Tropical Depression BILL continued to swirl over the mid-section of the nation.

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Rainfall tallies have been significant in some areas, especially across parts of Oklahoma and Texas!

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Radar estimated rainfall over the last 72 hours suggests that a fairly significant amount of moisture has fallen from the Gulf Coast of Texas to the Middle Mississippi Valley and now into parts of the Ohio Valley!

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According to NOAA’s HPC, the 3 day rainfall forecasts suggests an additional 1″ to nearly 3″+ possible across parts of the Ohio Valley. Keep in mind that most of the rainfall will occur today and tomorrow.

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Heavy rainfall will also be possible across parts of the Upper Midwest today through AM saturday as a large cluster of storms looks to slide through.

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The severe threat today includes an ENHANCED RISK area across parts of the Dakotas. Damaging winds looks to be the primary threat late today/tonight/early Saturday.

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Here’s the simulated radar for early Saturday morning as the cluster of storms pushes east into Minnesota.

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Another hot topic is the heat in the Southwestern U.S. Take a look at the bubble of warmth in the Southwest where near record heat looks to continue over the next few days.

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Here are some of the record that are currently in jeopardy through the weekend.

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Thanks for checking in and have a great weekend ahead! Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter @TNelsonWX

Todd Outside