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MILLIONS of Americans are under a severe weather warning with potential large hail and strong winds expected to strike this week.

The latest round of severe weather comes as the annual Monsoon season will bring abnormal rainfall and risks of flooding to parts of the West Coast.

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The annual Monsoon season is set to bring heavy rainfall and a risk of flooding to parts of the West CoastCredit: Weather Channel
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Severe flooding is expected for parts of Colorado and New MexicoCredit: Rex
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Rainfall across the West and South will be above average over the next week or twoCredit: Getty

The Central Plains will be slammed with heavy rain on Thursday afternoon through Friday morning - while a chance of large hail and strong winds can't be ruled out.

The storm will batter through the Northern Plains by Friday, where a half-inch and an inch of rain is expected to fall.

Meanwhile, wetter weather is ahead for Americans across the West due to the arrival of the Monsoon season.

A Monsoon is a seasonal change in the direction of the prevailing or strongest region winds, typically bringing cooler, more humid air from above the oceans to the land.

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The National Weather Service predicts that rainfall across the West and South will be above average over the next week or two.

Several inches of rain are forecast for parts of Colorado, New Mexico and Texas.

Meteorologists predict that the total rainfall by late Sunday is expected to be the heaviest in southern Colorado.

BRUTAL HEAT DOME

The wet weather comes as a second heat dome will send temperatures across the US Midwest and South spiking into the 100s.

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About 70 percent of the US population will experience temperatures in the 90s, while 20 percent of people in the country will see conditions greater than 100 degrees.

More than nine million people were under heat advisory across eight northern and central US states, including MinnesotaIowaNorth DakotaSouth DakotaMichiganWisconsinNebraska and Kansas.

The brutal conditions will hit major cities like Minneapolis, Chicago, Nashville, Memphis, parts of TexasLouisiana and Atlanta.

Experts have warned residents of heat-related illness and are encouraging them to avoid outdoor activities, drink plenty of fluids and seek an air-conditioned environment when possible.

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This past weekend saw several break their daily record high temperatures.

New Orleans recorded a high of 97 degrees, and Mobile, Alabama, surpassed its 1913 record of 100 degrees when temperatures clocked at 101 degrees on Saturday.

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