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Tropical rains, possible tornadoes threaten half of the US

6 years 9 months 2 weeks ago Saturday, June 04 2016 Jun 4, 2016 June 04, 2016 3:01 PM June 04, 2016 in Weather
Source: Associated Press
By: ApNewsNow

ATLANTA - From tropical rains to tornadoes, about half of the U.S. expected to see wet and at times severe weather this weekend.

The weather caps a week of scorching temperatures out West and flooding that killed nine soldiers when their military vehicle got caught in the rushing waters of a rain-swollen creek at Fort Hood, Texas.

People along the Gulf Coast are keeping a watchful eye on a system over the Caribbean Sea that was forecast to bring 5 to 10 inches of rain to parts of Florida beginning Sunday. The storm is likely to develop into a tropical cyclone.

In the Mid-Atlantic region, the nation's capital and more than 17 million people braced for the possibility of severe thunderstorms, damaging winds and tornadoes Sunday.

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