Another Day of Severe Weather for the South, West Coast Heat Wave


The southern US will see another round of severe weather and potential flooding, while thunderstorms could bring flooding to the mid-Atlantic, gusty winds, and critical fire danger in the central US, West Coast heatwave.

South, southeast facing third day of severe weather this week

The southern and southeastern US is facing another day of severe weather with potential flooding. At least 10 million people are at risk of flooding, coming one day after tornadoes killed at least two people in Georgia and Texas on Tuesday, following several tornadoes on Monday, with an EF1 in Collin County, Texas, and an EF2 in Johnson County Texas. Severe weather is also forecast in the South for Thursday.

CNN reported that the Storm Prediction Center of the NWS counted 35 tornado reports on Tuesday from Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and South Carolina.

According to the latest forecast by the National Weather Service (NWS), the southern US, mid-South, Southeast, Ohio Valley, and mid-Atlantic will see thunderstorms on Wednesday. Severe weather will threaten at least 11 states, including Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, North Carolina, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Virginia. Flooding is possible over northern Florida, eastern Alabama, Georgia, as well as central and southern South Carolina.

On Thursday, thunderstorms are forecast along the East Coast from Florida to Maine, with potential severe weather over Central Florida and northern Carolina, and Virginia.

NWS weather alerts for Wednesday

Here are the latest weather alerts from the National Weather Service (NWS) for Wednesday:

Heat advisory: southern and western coastal areas of California.

Winter storm warning: northeastern Minnesota; northeastern Wyoming; West-central South Dakota.

Winter weather advisory: Northeastern Montana; northern Minnesota; northern and southwestern Wisconsin; West-central South Dakota.

High wind warning for portions of: Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Minnesota.

Red flag warning for portions of: Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.

Flood watch: Central and southern Georgia.

Triple-digit and record heat possible for the West Coast

The West Coast is poised to see several days of summerlike weather, where temperatures will soar 15-25 degrees above average for April, ABC 7 reported. Records are likely to be broken on Wednesday and Thursday. Fox LA reported that in Southern California, parts of Los Angeles county, and the Santa Clarita, San Gabriel and San Fernando valleys were expected to see temperatures reach 100 degrees in some locations. In Northern California, several cities in the Bay Area were expected to reach the low 90s, including San Francisco, Santa Rosa, San Jose, Redwood City, and Livermore.