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August 3rd, 2009
08:21 AM ET

Today's National Weather

There’s a slight risk of isolated severe storms in the Missouri River Valley and the upper-Mississippi River Valley today. The primary threat from these storms will be damaging straight-line winds and very large hail. An isolated tornado can’t be ruled out.

There’s also a slight risk of severe storms over southwestern Oregon today. The primary threat from the stronger storms will be damaging straight-line winds.

The Pacific Northwest cooled down over the weekend but temperatures are still running about 10 to 15 degrees above normal in Portland and Seattle. Record setting heat is not expected this week. However, temperatures will continue to be above normal through Friday.

An excessive heat warning has been issued for Phoenix. The daytime highs are expected to climb to 109 to 112 degrees this afternoon and tomorrow, with temperatures only falling to around 90 degrees overnight.

Excessive heat watches are in effect for Tulsa, where heat indices are expected to climb above 100 starting tomorrow and continuing through Thursday.

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soundoff (One Response)
  1. marcia Hubbard

    Why doesn't CNN Weather ever report on the weather in Alaska? I see it for every other state including Hawaii. I would like to see the weather include Alsaka. Why is Alaska left out of your national weather report? I live in North Carolina.

    August 6, 2009 at 10:10 am |

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