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.
Rainfall tallies have been significant in some areas, especially across parts of Oklahoma and Texas!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Here’s the simulated radar for early Saturday morning as the cluster of storms pushes east into Minnesota.
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.
Here are some of the record that are currently in jeopardy through the weekend.
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