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Wet weather with threats of flooding will continue across parts of the Desert Southwest into the Central Great Basin, while hot weather and chances of severe weather will persist in the Midwest.

In the West, frequent scattered showers with embedded thunderstorms and chances of locally heavy rainfall will continue from parts of inland southern California and Arizona into the Central Great Basin.

Rain totals are expected to range between 1 and 2 inches with locally higher amounts. Flood and flash flood warnings and watches will remain in effect for the region through the evening as today's rainfall on already saturated ground will create increased flood and flash flood potential. Burn areas from recent fires are also especially prone to flash flooding and debris flow.

In the Central U.S., late-season heat continues in the Northern and Central Plains into the Midwest as a ridge of high pressure dominates over the Central U.S. Heat advisories will remain in effect from areas of South Dakota and Nebraska eastward into Wisconsin and Illinois as daytime highs climb well into the 90s to near the 100 degree mark and heat indices range from about 100-105 degrees with locally higher values.

Meanwhile, strong heating will help fuel thunderstorms in the Midwest and parts of the Northeast through the afternoon and evening. Areas of the Great Lakes into the Ohio Valley were at slight risk of severe thunderstorms development with locally damaging wind gusts and hail.

Elsewhere, showers and thunderstorms will continue in parts of southern and central Texas and Florida.

TUESDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................100 Lexington, Neb.

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................107 Chamberlain, S.D.

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................33 Lakeview AWS, Ore.

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................22 Fort Yukon, Alaska

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................50 Iron Mountain, Mich.

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................1.61 Menominee, Mich.

ON THIS DATE

On this date in 1964, San Xavier Mission Indian village experienced a tornado that moved north, west, then back to the north. Four places of residence were destroyed and two people were killed, marking the first known fatalities due to a tornado in the state of Arizona.

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