Flood Risk Will Span Half the Nation, Excessive Heat in the West

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Heavy rain over half the country on Thursday will bring a risk of flash flooding from the nation’s midsection to the southeast, while in the West, excessive heat warnings stretch from the Northwest to the Southwest.

Flash flooding risk from the Kansas to Virginia

Widespread thunderstorms will stretch from the central US to the southeast and into the northeast on Thursday. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a warning over heavy rain that could bring potential flash flooding to the following areas on Thursday:

Southern Nebraska; Kansas; northern and north central Oklahoma; Missouri; north-central and northeastern Arkansas; the southern half of Illinois; southern Indiana; southern Ohio; southern West Virginia; western Virginia; western North Carolina; Tennessee and Kentucky.

Scorching heat from Northwest to Southwest

The Western US will see scorching temperatures on Thursday. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued heat alerts for at least 7 states.

Excessive heat warning: Eastern and southeastern Washington; northern and southwestern Idaho; Northeast Oregon; southeastern California, as well as desert areas; southern Nevada; Northwestern, Northern, central and southeastern Arizona.

Heat advisory: Northern and northeastern Nevada; Northeast Oregon; Northwest, Eastern and Southeast Washington; northern, central and southeastern Idaho; Western Montana.

US weather forecast: July 30, 2020

West: San Francisco 65, partly cloudy; Los Angeles 89, partly cloudy; San Diego 78, partly cloudy; Reno 94, sunny; Las Vegas 113, sunny; Salt Lake City 101, sunny; Denver 80, mostly sunny.

Northwest & Northern Rockies: Seattle 86, sunny; Medford 102, sunny; Boise 101, mostly sunny; Cut Bank 89, mostly sunny; Billings 94, mostly sunny; Minot 89, mostly sunny; Rapid City 82, rain; Cheyenne 71, mostly sunny.

Southwest: Phoenix 117, sunny; Tucson 109, sunny; Albuquerque 100, sunny; El Paso 107, sunny; San Antonio 96, partly cloudy; Brownsville 91, partly cloudy.

Central & Upper Midwest: Lubbock 100, mostly sunny; Dallas 98, sunny; Oklahoma City 89, thunderstorms; Kansas City 79, thunderstorms; Minneapolis 82, mostly sunny; Madison 80, rain.

Ohio Valley: Chicago 78, rain; St. Louis 81, thunderstorms; Detroit 82, partly cloudy; Cincinnati 79, rain; Indianapolis 76, thunderstorms.

South: Houston 92, partly cloudy; New Orleans 91, thunderstorms; Memphis 90, thunderstorms; Birmingham 89, thunderstorms; Atlanta 86, thunderstorms; Charlotte 89, thunderstorms; Jacksonville 91, thunderstorms; Tampa 92, partly cloudy; Miami 89, partly cloudy.

East: Norfolk 95, partly cloudy; Washington, D.C. 96, partly cloudy; Philadelphia 94, partly cloudy; Buffalo 80, partly cloudy; New York City 94, mostly cloudy; Boston 90, thunderstorms; Caribou 76, thunderstorms.