Severe Storms from Southwest to Northeast, Continuing through Friday

Severe storms will stretch from the Southwest to the northeast on Wednesday, with more strong thunderstorms and potential flooding through Friday, plus, June temperature outlook and the 3-day forecast.

NWS weather alerts for Wednesday

Here are the latest weather alerts from the National Weather Service (NWS) for Wednesday.

Flood watch: border region of western and central Oklahoma with Texas; central and northern Oklahoma; southeastern, central and northeastern Kansas; southwestern and northwestern Missouri.

Flash flood warning: central Oklahoma.

High wind watch: northern and central New Mexico

Winter weather advisory: north-central and northeastern Colorado.

3-day forecast: Severe storms, first tropical storm of season

On Wednesday, a Level 2 Severe Weather storm fronts, with a system stretching from New Mexico across Texas all the way to New York.

Thunderstorms will continue over the Midwest and Eastern US on Thursday and Friday which could bring more severe weather and flash flooding, according to the NWS forecast.

Forecasters say the first named storm of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season is likely to develop on Thursday or Friday in the Gulf of Mexico, and if it does, it will be named Alex and could deliver a soaking for Florida, the Weather Channel reported. Wednesday, June 1, marks the first official day of the Atlantic hurricane season.

Wednesday: Severe weather risk from New Mexico to New York

Thunderstorms across the Midwest, South, mid-South, Ohio Valley, mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

Level 2 Severe Weather risk from a system stretching from New Mexico across Texas all the way to New York, according to the Storm Prediction Center (SPC). Impacted areas include southeastern New Mexico, western, central and northeastern Texas, southern and eastern Oklahoma, northern Louisiana, Arkansas, northern Mississippi, southwestern Missouri, Western Tennessee, southern Illinois, Kentucky, southern Indiana, southern central and eastern Ohio, Pennsylvania, northwestern New Jersey, into western, southern and central New York. Flooding risk over New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma.

Thursday: Severe weather in mid-Atlantic

Thunderstorms will stretch from New Mexico to New York, across the South, Southeast, mid-South, Ohio Valley and mid-Atlantic. Potential severe weather over Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Friday: Severe weather, possible tropical storm over Florida

Thunderstorms in the Northwest and spanning into the Midwest, as well as across the South into the southeast. Potential severe weather over New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma, while heavy rain and flash flooding possible over southern Florida. Forecasters say it’s likely that a tropical system could be active in the Gulf by Friday.

June temperatures: Above or below average?

Even though the official start of summer is a few weeks away, the Weather Channel has issued its June average high temperatures forecast, showing summerlike temperatures throughout most of the Eastern US.

The areas forecast to see the most above average temperatures in June will be portions of Missouri, Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania.

The Southern Plains, Midwest, Mid-South, Ohio Valley, mid-Atlantic and Northeast can expect above-average temperatures. Most areas will be in the 80s.

The northern tier of the country and the Northeast can expect temps in the 70s.

The southern latitudes of California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and Louisiana, as well as parts of Florida and southern Georgia, can expect 90s, with southern Arizona in the 100s.

Oppositely, the Pacific Northwest can expect below-average temperatures in the 60s.