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Less than 24 hours before landfall, Major Hurricane Willa has its eyes set on Mexico’s west-central coast. This category 4 storm is expected to produce life-threatening storm surge, incredibly strong winds, and dangerous flash flooding. Mexican states Sinaloa and Nayarit can expect devastation, after only having a few days notice to prepare. After landfall, this storm’s remnants will continue to carry large amounts of tropical moisture, ready to dump it on anything in its path. And, in its path, is Texas. Consensus shows Willa continuing northeastward, heading right for Texas.  A shortwave trough will slide in aloft over the Four Corners tonight, and slowly propagate eastward. Counter-clockwise flow around this trough is what will guide Willa’s remnants Wednesday into Thursday. Even as winds die down after landfall, large amounts of tropical moisture remain near the core of this undead cyclone. This will bring the heaviest rains to parts of Texas…

Flooding in Texas will finally subside this weekend as rainy weather makes its way out of Texas and into the East. Two bouts of precipitation will effect the East this weekend: one containing mostly rain and showers and the other holding the possibility for more snow. Speaking of snow, NOAA released a Winter Outlook yesterday, explaining why they think this winter will be warmer, but wetter, in many parts of the country. This is this week’s Friday edition of your Morning Briefing. Let’s get started. Flooding in Texas Continues Today, but Ends this Weekend: Texas has been flooded all week, with total rainfall in the last 5 days of 15 inches in some areas. This has caused many roads to flood and rivers to overflow. Ground is saturated in many areas, making it more susceptible to flooding. South Central TX will continue to see showers today into tomorrow, with rainfall…

Much of South Central Texas will continue to be under flash flood watch until Thursday. The Northeast will cool even more today into tonight after a second cold front passes through this afternoon. And while most of the country embraces Fall weather, Florida is still stuck in 80, even 90, degree heat. Welcome to the Wednesday edition of your Morning Briefing. Let’s dive right in. South Central Texas Record Breaking Flooding and Temperatures: Flood and Flash flood watches remain in effect across South Central TX until Thursday at 7pm CDT. This alerts will remain in effect, even when it is not raining. Ground in these areas is saturated, therefore, any amount of rain, even small amounts, will result in flooding. Another bout of heavier rains will occur Thursday as tropical moisture surges in from the Gulf. Combined with weak forcing, this will cause rainfall of 1-2 inches across the area,…