Unsettled weather moves into Northwest as Plains, Midwest at risk of flash flooding

Record-breaking heat continues over southern and central Plains, above-average temperatures spreading into mid-Atlantic, Northeast

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Strong-to-severe thunderstorms will be possible across the lower Ohio Valley on Wednesday, as well as the risk of flash flooding for portions of the northern Plains and upper Midwest.

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Map of U.S. rain forecast

Map of U.S. rain forecast (Credit: Fox News)

Record-breaking heat continues over the southern and central Plains, with above-average temperatures spreading into the mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

Map of severe storm threats

Map of severe storm threats (Credit: Fox News)

Meanwhile, cold air and unsettled weather will move into the Northwest.

Map of potential record-high temperatures

Map of potential record-high temperatures (Credit: Fox News)

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Fire danger remains critical over parts of the Southwest and into the central and southern Plains on Thursday.