The early season heat will hang on across the Northern Plains to the East Coast this week.
We do have a cold front that will move from the Great Lakes to the Northeast over the next few days that will bring some relief to the region, but for now, temperatures are running 5 to 15 degrees above average.
Heavy rain will be the story over the South where 3 to 6 inches may fall in the next couple of days.
Flash flooding will be a threat in localized neighborhoods.
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Meanwhile, strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible over a section of the High Plains from western Nebraska to eastern Montana.
Fire danger will be high over parts of the West with warm temperatures, low humidity and gusty winds enhancing the risk.
Janice Dean currently serves as senior meteorologist for FOX News Channel (FNC). In addition, she is the morning meteorologist for FNC’s “FOX and Friends” (weekdays 6-9AM/ET). She joined the network in January 2004. She is the author of several books. Her latest is “Make Your Own Sunshine.” Click here for more information on Janice Dean.