Flood Threat for Ohio Valley and Southeast, Tropical Storm and Heat Alerts


A flash flooding threat exists for 8 states in the Ohio Valley and the East, while at least 8 states in the West and 3 states in the Southeast are under heat alerts for Friday; plus, Tropical Storm Watch for Florida.

Alert: Hurricane Isaias to Reach Florida Sunday, Move Along East Coast

Tropical Storm Isaias is now a Category 1 hurricane. A tropical storm alert has been issued for south Florida. The storm is expected to be near Florida on Saturday and is on track to be off the coast of Florida on Sunday. The storm is expected to move along the East Coast to southeastern North Carolina on Monday and toward Cape Cod on Tuesday.

Flash flooding threat for Ohio Valley and East

At least 7 states in the Ohio Valley and Washington, D.C. are under the threat of flash flooding for Friday.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flash flood watch for southern, southwestern and southeastern Missouri; southern Illinois; southern Indiana; western, central and eastern Kentucky; eastern West Virginia; northern Virginia; Washington, D.C.; central Maryland.

Heat alerts for the West and Southeast

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued heat alerts for at least 8 states in the West and 3 states in the southeast for Friday.

Excessive heat warning: eastern and southeast Washington; northern and southwestern Idaho; northeast and eastern Oregon; southern Nevada; southern Utah; southwestern and southeastern California and deserts; northwestern, central, southern and southeast Arizona

Heat advisory: West: eastern Washington; northern, central and southeastern Idaho; western Montana; northern and northeastern Nevada; western and east central Utah; southern Nevada; southwestern California; central Arizona. / East: eastern, central and southeastern North Carolina; northeastern South Carolina; west-central, southern and southeastern Florida.

US weather forecast: July 31, 2020

West: San Francisco 67, partly cloudy; Los Angeles 90, partly cloudy; San Diego 80, mostly sunny; Reno 95, sunny; Las Vegas 114, sunny; Salt Lake City 102, sunny; Denver 88, mostly sunny.

Northwest & Northern Rockies: Seattle 81, mostly sunny; Medford 96, sunny; Boise 102, sunny; Cut Bank 89, sunny; Billings 95, mostly sunny; Minot 81, partly cloudy; Rapid City 87, mostly sunny; Cheyenne 82, mostly sunny.

Southwest: Phoenix 115, sunny; Tucson 108, sunny; Albuquerque 94, mostly sunny; El Paso 101, sunny; San Antonio 98, partly cloudy; Brownsville 92, partly cloudy.

Central & Upper Midwest: Lubbock 91, partly cloudy; Dallas 92, mostly sunny; Oklahoma City 84, mostly sunny; Kansas City 80, cloudy; Minneapolis 84, mostly sunny; Madison 79, mostly sunny.

Ohio Valley: Chicago 78, partly cloudy; St. Louis 75, rain; Detroit 83, partly cloudy; Cincinnati 82, partly cloudy; Indianapolis 80, partly cloudy.

South: Houston 93, thunderstorms; New Orleans 92, sunny; Memphis 86, thunderstorms; Birmingham 89, rain; Atlanta 90, thunderstorms; Charlotte 95, partly cloudy; Jacksonville 94, partly cloudy; Tampa 92, thunderstorms; Miami 89, partly cloudy.

East: Norfolk 95, thunderstorms; Washington, D.C. 79, rain; Philadelphia 78, rain; Buffalo 83, partly cloudy; New York City 81, rain; Boston 80, partly cloudy; Caribou 77, partly cloudy.