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More than 60 million people across the nation will have some risk for severe thunderstorms Wednesday and Wednesday night.
One area at risk for severe thunderstorms includes New York, Pennsylvania and southern and central portions of New England. The worst of the storms is expected in cities such as Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Albany, Scranton, New York City, Hartford, Providence, Worcester and Boston.
A second zone at risk for severe weather spans from Wisconsin to Texas. The greatest risk for severe thunderstorms and tornadoes lies from West Texas to western and central Kansas. Oklahoma City and Dodge City, Kan., are among the cities at risk for violent thunderstorms.
Very large hail and gusts higher than 60 mph are other threats that may be associated with the strongest thunderstorms in the Plains.
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The southeastern United States is facing the risk for damaging thunderstorms this weekend.
A pattern of persistent downpours, beginning with a rainstorm this weekend is likely to disrupt travel, hinder outdoor plans and projects and put summer heat on hold in the Northeast into early August.
Gusty winds caused blowing dust to sweep across the Las Vegas area on Saturday, creating dangerous conditions for travelers.
Near-record heat will set the stage for a heightened risk of wildfires in the southwestern United States, including Southern California, next week.
The intense record heat baking the south-central United States is expected to get trimmed back early next week, but a sweep of refreshing air is not on the horizon.
A deadly heat wave is expected to continue into early week across Japan as Ampil bypasses the region to the south.
An uptick in monsoon rainfall is expected to heighten the flood threat across eastern and northern India this week.