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U.S.: Strong winds and high waves approaching Alaska

Christian Fernsby |
Troughing in the western half of the country will contribute to continued shower and thunderstorm activity across portions of the Central Great Basin, Northern Rockies, Great Plains and Upper Midwest through the end of the work week.

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Additional rainfall may cause isolated flash flooding over parts of the Northern Rockies and Intermountain West, especially over areas of steep terrain and in slot canyons.

Flood Watches remain in effect over portions of northeastern Nevada.

Downstream of this, heavy rain may develop along a zonally oriented warm front moving across the Upper Midwest today.

There is a slight risk of excessive rainfall over portions of north/northeastern Minnesota due to the potential for training of moisture along the surface front.

Moderate to heavy rainfall continues over northern Minnesota while expanding into northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan on Friday.

Relatively invulnerable surfaces will make for a marginal risk of flash flooding in the Upper Midwest, though an isolated occurrence can't be ruled out.

The upper trough in the west will support a broad area of warm air advection into the Great Plains for the next several days.

A warming trend is expected to ensue over the Central/Southern Plains with highs gradually rising into the 90s and 100s heading into the weekend.

The arrival of a deep upper-level low over the Pacific Northwest will continue a cooling trend in the West through this weekend.

The Northeast will continue to experience below average temperatures over the next couple of days before things begin to moderate a bit heading into next week.

Daytime showers and thunderstorms are expected to focus around a quasi stationary surface front draped across the Florida peninsula over the next several days.


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