Severe weather continues with threat of flooding in the Plains and record heat in Florida

There were more than 130 reports of storms Friday, most in Kansas and Nebraska.

Severe weather is moving into eastern Colorado and Kansas on Saturday, with threats of large hail and damaging winds – and a possible isolated tornado. Meanwhile, the record heat will begin to ease in the western United States, but will continue in Florida.

Isolated severe storms will extend over a wider area from Colorado to western Kentucky.

The system causing these isolated severe storms also brings heavy rain to the region.

Over the weekend, parts of Kansas and Missouri could receive 3 inches of rain. A flood warning has been issued in Missouri through Sunday afternoon, where isolated amounts of up to 7 inches of rain are possible.

The rain will be beneficial to Kansas, where parts of the state are experiencing severe to moderate drought.

Southeast Missouri, where heavier rain is possible this weekend, has seen precipitation twice normal over the past 30 days.

There were more than 130 reports of storms Friday, most in Kansas and Nebraska.

Wind gusts reaching 84 miles per hour in Kansas and hail – ranging from the size of a tennis ball to a basketball – were reported in Kansas and Nebraska.

Record heat

Highly dangerous heat levels in the West are beginning to subside enough to allow most excessive heat warnings and widespread heat advisories to cease.

The excessive heat warning has been extended through Saturday for Las Vegas and surrounding areas.

The record heat is unrelenting and will continue through the weekend in Florida. Heat indices will range between 105 and 110 degrees, with the potential to exceed 110 degrees in some indoor areas.

Record temperatures are possible across the state through Monday. A potential large disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico could bring rain and increased cloud cover midweek.

Friday was another day of record-breaking heat across the West and Florida.

Temperatures reached 110 degrees in Las Vegas; 109 degrees in Tucson; 105 degrees in Dalhart, Texas; 103 degrees in Palmdale, California; 102 degrees in Pueblo, Colorado; 99 degrees in Winnemucca, New Mexico, 95 degrees in West Palm Beach; 92 in Burns, Oregon; and 90 degrees in Challis, Idaho.

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