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Wednesday, April 7, 2010 as of 11:14 AM ET

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  • National Hurricane Center upgrades their forecast

    Good morning everyone.

    A lot going on in the weather department this morning.  We’ve got strong to severe thunderstorms possible across portions of the Plains.  Hail and strong winds will be the primary risk, but we can’t rule out a tornadoes or two.  Flash flooding will also be a concern.

    Across the west,  locally heavy rains may also cause flash flooding along the northern California and Nevada border.

    Meanwhile, Hurricane Franklin has been downgraded to a tropical storm bringing heavy rain and strong winds to the east coast of Mexico.

    Flash flooding and mudslides will be an ongoing concern.

    And the  National Hurricane Center has upgraded their predictions for the Atlantic season with 14-16 named storms, 5-9 hurricanes and 2-5 major hurricanes cat 3 or higher.

    Folks along the east coast, gulf of Mexico need to be on alert as we head into peak season.

    We have our eyes on a couple of disturbances out in the Atlantic pretty close to home:

    We will keep you updated as always.

    JD

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