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Kris Ingram, a DJ hired to perform at a prom at The Rustic Barn, looks through debris for his equipment after the event venue in Canton, Texas, sustained major tornado damage on Sunday. Brandon Wade/Reuters hide caption

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The Eastern U.S. is experiencing warm temperatures Friday — but a powerful storm and cooler weather are forecast to cross into the region, as seen in this image from the National Weather Service. National Weather Service hide caption

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Atmospheric rivers are sinews of moisture from the tropics. The one pictured here appeared over the Northern Pacific on Jan. 3. NOAA hide caption

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New Research Shows How 'Atmospheric Rivers' Wreak Havoc Around The Globe

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Vineyards remain flooded in the Russian River Valley in Forestville, Calif., on Monday. A massive storm system stretching from California into Nevada saw rivers overflowing their banks, flooded vineyards and forced people to evacuate their homes after warnings that hillsides previously parched by wildfires could give way to mudslides. Eric Risberg/AP hide caption

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A map from the National Weather Service shows tornado reports (red T), wind reports (blue W) and hail reports (green H) for Tuesday. More than 20 tornadoes were reported as a powerful storm system moved through the Southeast. Zoom in on the map here. National Weather Service/Google Maps/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Alejandra Ventura lifts her dog out of the water after the Brazos River topped its banks and flooded a mobile home park in Richmond, Texas, on Tuesday. Daniel Kramer/Reuters hide caption

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Inundated With Rain, Texas Residents Brace For More This Week

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