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Southwest

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A weak but strengthening area of low pressure currently centered near the Texas Panhandle will track to the northeast through midweek, bringing heavy rain and the risk for flash flooding to the central and southern Plains as well as parts of the Midwest. This comes as deep, tropical moisture from the Gulf of Mexico interacts with a front draped across the region, allowing for enhanced rainfall. Drier air will begin to work into most of Texas on Tuesday thanks to the intrusion of the Saharan Air Layer coming all the way from Africa. This dry air will suppress any showers or storms that attempt to develop. That will not be the case to the north, however, with widespread, heavy thunderstorms in the forecast across the central Plains and Mid-Misssippi River Valley. States like Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Arkansas look to be the most active in terms of the wet weather,…