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July 16th, 2009
08:53 AM ET

Today's National Weather


Afternoon high temperatures will drop by almost 20 degrees in portions of the central and southern Plains by Saturday. Triple digit temperatures in Oklahoma City, Dallas and Tulsa will give way to afternoon highs in the low- to mid-80s this weekend.

There’s a slight risk of severe storms along a cold front extending from the mid-Mississippi River Valley westward into the central and southern Plains. Damaging thunderstorm wind gusts and large hail will accompany the stronger storms and an isolated tornado or two can’t be ruled out.

The tropics are quiet in the Atlantic. However, the eastern Pacific Basin is active with two named tropical cyclones – Tropical depression Carlos and Tropical Storm Dolores. Both storms are not expected to threaten land and will remain in the open waters of the Pacific until they dissipate.

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Today's national weather forecast from the CNN Severe Weather Center.
Today's national weather forecast from the CNN Severe Weather Center.

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  1. wade

    It,s terrible News, Walter Cronkite Dead at 92. Probably the Greatest Reporter in my Lifetime. I,m really sad hearing the news that he has passed. I miss the times when the evening news was really the important happenings taking place across the globe. Today, we have so many Gadgets Widgets, Internet etc. I,m not trying to knock to reporters and Anchors of today,but it seems today that the headlines have become somewhat like a reality show, Gotta get the ratings you know! Big Drama!!! Look at the Death of the King of Pop, can,t Bury the poor Guy yet, Not till we have dramatized the story till is completely wore out. What kind of world and Society do we exist in anymore. My condolences go out to the Cronkite Family , He was truly remarkable and will surely be missed. There will never be another Cronkite. And that,s the way it is!

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