Severe storm system triggering flash floods in North Dakota

A broad area of low pressure in the gulf has the potential to become a tropical depression in the next 24 to 48 hours, possibly affecting Louisiana, Texas and Florida.
1:01 | 07/09/19

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We are also following severe storms on the move tonight. 25 million Americans in the path. The system already triggering flash flooding in North Dakota. This is Nebraska right here. And new images of that record downpour in the D.C. Area 24 hours ago. This car washed away in potomac, Maryland. All of this as we watch the gulf of Mexico tonight. This is important. Ginger zee tracking it all from Dallas tonight. Ginger? Reporter: David, the issue here is heat. Heat advisories from here to Alabama for heat indices from 111 up to tomorrow. That's just the beginning. Look at the map. Severe thunderstorm watches from northeastern Wyoming and western Nebraska and South Dakota. Damaging wind possible from Chicago to Lansing, Michigan. Then, all eyes on the gulf where a broad area of low pressure has now started to move westward, and will, and should become a tropical depression in the next 24 to 48 hours. What that means for Louisiana, especially, that's where a loud of the models are looking to go. Ginger, thank you. We're remembering an American original tonight.

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