Record heat and dry conditions will make things tough for firefighters across the West

Dangerous heat and dry conditions continue early this week from Central California northward to the Northwest.  

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This will elevate fire danger, and make things very tough for firefighers trying to control over 70 large wildfires across the West. 

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A few strong storms are possible today across the Mid and Lower Mississippi River Valleys. Localized flooding is possible with heavier downpours.

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And rain returns to the East Coast this week where many of these areas are still vulnerable to flooding. 
 

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Janice Dean currently serves as senior meteorologist for FOX News Channel (FNC). In addition, she is the morning meteorologist for FNC’s FOX &Friends (weekdays 6-9AM/ET). She joined the network in January 2004. Click here for more information on Janice Dean.