A trough of low pressure located over the northwestern Bahamas is producing disorganized shower and thunderstorm activity. The system is heading toward Florida, threatening the state with locally heavy rains.
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The Democrat controlled House of Representatives is set to pass the “Climate Action Now” bill, which seeks to prevent the US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, and requires President Trump to prepare an annual report on compliance with Paris goals.
Meteorologist Ari Sarsalari takes a look at who could see severe weather for the next couple of days. There is also concern about flooding rain, as some areas of Texas have seen several days of rain, and more is in the forecast.
At a Glance
Scattered severe storms are expected from Texas to the Ohio Valley and mid-Atlantic on Thursday.
Damaging winds, hail and isolated tornadoes are possible.
Rounds of soaking rain will likely result in flooding, as the ground is already saturated in many areas.