Short range weather overview a.m. Wednesday 16June 2021

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A dangerous heat wave will continue over much of the West through this week. A tropical disturbance in the southwest Gulf of Mexico will likely form into a tropical depression late this week over the central or northwestern Gulf of Mexico.

— Virtually all of southern and central CA; the interior valleys of northern CA; southern NV; eastern and southern AZ; southern and eastern UT: Excessive Heat Warnings through Saturday. Many locations will reach 105 to 116 deg F. Hotter locations will likely exceed 120 deg F Thursday and Friday. I-5, I-8, I-10, I-15, I-40, I-70, I-80 impacted.

— Southern WY: Wind gusts 30-40 mph on Thursday. No advisories issued. I-80 impacted.

— Northwest SD: Wind Advisory through this afternoon. Gusts to 50 mph. I-90 impacted.

— Much of IA, southeast WI, northwest IL: Slight chance of severe thunderstorms Thursday afternoon and evening. Large hail and damaging wind gusts will be the primary threats. I-35, I-80, I-90 potentially impacted.

There is a high chance of a tropical depression forming in the southwest Gulf of Mexico on Thursday. Heavy rains will likely reach the LA and MS coastlines by Friday afternoon and continue Friday night. Please stay tuned in to local TV and NWS forecasts and follow any directions given by local emergency managers.

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