Heatwave Pushes Northeast Firing up Severe Thunderstorms


July’s heatwave will push East and North today, firing up severe thunderstorms over the Ohio Valley and mid-Atlantic, while extreme heat continues over the central US bringing severe weather… Today’s forecast.

Dangerous heat moves east and north

A dangerous level of heat continues today, particularly over the central US and parts of the South, as at least 46 percent of the country will see temperatures soar over 90 degrees today, while the heat index will be higher in many areas. The heatwave that has been plaguing the west and southern latitudes will move toward the northeast today.

Excessive heat will continue in the nation’s midsection and extend through the weekend. The South will see more hot and humid conditions.

Heat warnings by the National Weather Service:

Excessive heat warnings: south-central California and western Nevada.

Heat advisories: eastern Texas, eastern Oklahoma, Arkansas, northern Louisiana, northern and central Mississippi, eastern Tennessee and eastern Alabama.

Severe thunderstorms in central US, Northeast

There will be scattered thunderstorms around the nation on Thursday, with most of the activity in the East. Thunderstorms will be present over portions of the Southwest, central US, South, Ohio Valley, mid-Atlantic and the Northeast.

Severe weather on 2 fronts

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for parts of the central US and Northeast.

Central US: over the northeastern corner of Colorado through southwestern and central Nebraska.

Northeast: over eastern Ohio, northern West Virginia, western Pennsylvania and southwestern New York.

US weather forecast: July 16, 2020

West: San Francisco 66, partly cloudy; Los Angeles 80, partly cloudy; San Diego 75, partly cloudy; Reno 97, mostly sunny; Las Vegas 109, sunny; Salt Lake City 96, mostly sunny; Denver 91, mostly cloudy.

Northwest & Northern Rockies: Seattle 78, partly cloudy; Medford 96, sunny; Boise 92, sunny; Cut Bank 84, sunny; Billings 94, sunny; Minot 82, sunny; Rapid City 87, sunny; Cheyenne 88, mostly sunny.

Southwest: Phoenix 111, sunny; Tucson 103, partly cloudy; Albuquerque 92, partly cloudy; El Paso 104, mostly sunny; San Antonio 101, partly cloudy; Brownsville 96, partly cloudy.

Central & Upper Midwest: Lubbock 101, partly cloudy; Dallas 99, mostly sunny; Oklahoma City 95, thunderstorms; Kansas City 89, partly cloudy; Minneapolis 86, mostly sunny; Madison 82, partly cloudy.

Ohio Valley: Chicago 81, partly cloudy; St. Louis 90, partly cloudy; Detroit 81, rain; Cincinnati 90, partly cloudy; Indianapolis 85, cloudy.

South: Houston 97, partly cloudy; New Orleans 85, thunderstorms; Memphis 94, thunderstorms; Birmingham 94, partly cloudy; Atlanta 91, thunderstorms; Charlotte 92, partly cloudy; Jacksonville 92, sunny; Tampa 93, thunderstorms; Miami 88, thunderstorms.

East: Norfolk 88, mostly sunny; Washington, D.C. 89, rain; Philadelphia 84, partly cloudy; Buffalo 81, thunderstorms; New York City 77, mostly sunny; Boston 71, mostly sunny; caribou 74, mostly cloudy.