Dangerous Cat 4 Hurricane Hector moves close to Hawaii, High Heat continues across the West and East

Dangerous heat and dry weather continues across much of the West. 

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And with no rain in the forecast, fire conditions remain high and difficult to contain.

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Areas from the High Plains to the Northeast will see thunderstorms - some possibly severe later this afternoon.  

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Heat advisories are also up for millions across the Northeast with indices in the high 90s, 100 degrees.

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Major hurricane Hector is forecast to pass south of Hawaii, but tropical-storm-force winds and other impacts including flooding, and high surf may affect the Big Island.
 

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