Tropical Depression Nicholas will bring the threat of flooding to four states along the Gulf, while a risk of flash flooding stretches from the Midsouth to the Northeast with a significant threat of severe weather.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued flash flood warnings, watches, flood warnings, and advisories over 4 Gulf states due to the lingering tropical depression Nicholas.
The flood-related warnings are in effect over central and southern Louisiana, southern Mississippi, southern Alabama, and the Western Florida Panhandle for Wednesday.
Nicholas left widespread damage across Texas and Louisiana on Tuesday. Tornado warnings were issued and parts of southern Louisiana early Wednesday.
Crews have made significant headway in restoring power to Texas and Louisiana. According to poweroutage.us, as of 8 AM on Wednesday, 112,277 residents in Texas and 74,496 in Louisiana remained without electricity, a vast improvement of the over 600,000 without power a day earlier.
The latest forecast by the National Weather Service (NWS) is warning of potentially heavy rain that could cause flash flooding, as well as severe thunderstorms that could bring severe weather including damaging winds, hail, and isolated tornadoes to the Northeast.
The flash flood threat stretches from the Midsouth into the mid-Atlantic and Northeast from Tennessee through Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont.
The severe weather threat extends from West Virginia into Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and into southwestern Maine.
The most severe storms are expected in the afternoon into early Thursday morning, according to a tweet by the National Weather Service.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued flash flood warnings and watches for parts of middle Tennessee, Central and northeastern Kentucky, southern Ohio, and western West Virginia.
A swarm of 700 earthquakes has been reported since last Saturday around the volcanic island of La Palma in the Canary Islands of Spain, Zero Hedge reported. The largest earthquake was 3.4 on the Richter scale. The majority of quakes have been at a shallow level approximately 5-7.4 miles deep. According to the Volcanological Institute of the Canary Islands (Involcan), they believe the swarm of seismic activity is due to magma that is slowly rising. This has increased speculation of a potential volcanic eruption. The last time the Cumbre Vieja volcano erupted was in 1971.
Another fear of activity is that an eruption could create a mega-tsunami. In a worst-case scenario, waves could reach the United States within 8 hours with the potential of reaching a height of 130-160 feet, moving at 650 mph. The effects of a mega-tsunami on the US could send waves up to 12 1/2 miles inland.