Severe storms target the Plains as heat wave hits the West

ABC News Senior Meteorologist Rob Marciano tracks the dangerous storms and triple-digit heat.
1:09 | 08/16/19

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Transcript for Severe storms target the Plains as heat wave hits the West
Now to the severe weather threat across the country. Dangerous storms targeting the plains as that triple digit heat wave scorches the southwest. Let's go to rob. This fire in Colorado. Actually two evacuation orders in Jefferson county, involving over 300 homes. None burnt thankfully. San Jose, California. You have 100 firefighters battling this blaze. 99 degrees in San Jose. That's near the bay, so record heat there, and Palm Springs, 119, but San Francisco for the second day in a row, 94-degree. San Francisco will be a bit cooler today, but interior valley, an excessive heat warning, including Sacramento 104, Palm Springs and Vegas. Also having severe weather. Look at this tornado. Over 170 storm reports. This one, eastern Kansas. No damage thankfully, but we have winds we have to worry about today. The threat for severe weather is going to be across parts of Kansas City which is just south of Kansas City yesterday. 78-mile-per-hour wind gusts and we could see a few tornadoes as well. Florida by the way getting hammered with rain. We'll talk about that. Cecilia? Thank you. North Korea fired off more

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