Heat Advisories and Severe Storms for Eastern US, Fire Threat in West


The National Weather Service has issued heat advisories for the southeast and parts of the mid-Atlantic, as the eastern US will see severe storms and the risk of flash flooding, while 6 states in the West are under fire warnings.

Severe weather and flash flooding threat in the East

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a warning over strong thunderstorms that could bring severe weather and potential flash flooding to portions of the eastern US on Wednesday.

Strong thunderstorms with the potential for severe weather are forecast over northeastern Kentucky; southern and eastern Ohio; the northern half of Virginia; West Virginia; southern, central, and eastern Pennsylvania; south-central, Central and southeastern New York; Delaware; Washington, D.C.; Maryland; New Jersey; Western Connecticut; Western Massachusetts; Southern Vermont.

Flash flooding threat for mid-South and mid-Atlantic

The NWS is warning that heavy rain could bring flash flooding to portions of the mid-South and mid-Atlantic on Wednesday including: eastern Tennessee, western North Carolina, western Virginia, West Virginia, and southwestern Pennsylvania.

Heat advisories for southeast and mid-Atlantic

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued heat advisories for parts of the southeast and mid-Atlantic including: northwestern South Carolina; northeastern, eastern, central and western North Carolina; northern, eastern and western Virginia; southeastern and eastern West Virginia; southern and central Maryland; Washington, D.C.; New Jersey; Delaware; southeastern and central Pennsylvania.

6 Western states under red flag warnings

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued red flag warnings over critical fire weather conditions in 6 Western states. Affected areas include: northwestern Arizona; northern and southeastern California; all of Nevada; northern and southwestern Utah; southwestern and eastern Oregon; southwestern and southeastern Idaho.

US weather forecast: July 22, 2020

West: San Francisco 66, partly cloudy; Los Angeles 79, partly cloudy; San Diego 73, partly cloudy; Reno 86, thunderstorms; Las Vegas 107, windy; Salt Lake City 88, cloudy; Denver 96, mostly cloudy.

Northwest & Northern Rockies: Seattle 73, partly cloudy; Medford 96, sunny; Boise 92, mostly cloudy; Billings 100, mostly sunny; Minot 83, sunny; Rapid City 94, sunny; Cheyenne 90, mostly sunny.

Southwest: Phoenix 107, sunny; Tucson 98, rain; Albuquerque 89, thunderstorms; El Paso 96, partly cloudy; San Antonio 95, mostly cloudy; Brownsville 96, partly cloudy.

Central & Upper Midwest: Lubbock 92, thunderstorms; Dallas 89, thunderstorms; Oklahoma City 89, mostly sunny; Kansas City 90, mostly sunny; Minneapolis 75, partly cloudy; Madison 77, partly cloudy.

Ohio Valley: Chicago 84, partly cloudy; St. Louis 88, thunderstorms; Detroit 83, thunderstorms; Cincinnati 88, thunderstorms; Indianapolis 85, thunderstorms.

South: Houston 88, thunderstorms; New Orleans 90, thunderstorms; Memphis 91, thunderstorms; Birmingham 92, partly cloudy; Atlanta 91, thunderstorms; Charlotte 95, mostly sunny; Jacksonville 89, thunderstorms; Tampa 91, thunderstorms; Miami 84, thunderstorms.

East: Norfolk 98, mostly sunny; Washington, D.C. 96, thunderstorms; Philadelphia 84, thunderstorms; Buffalo 78, thunderstorms; New York City 89, thunderstorms; Boston 79, rain; Caribou 81, partly cloudy.