Severe Weather and Flood Risk in the Forecast over Next 3 Days

Warnings of severe weather in the East and Midwest over the next couple of days, and two potential areas of flooding on Wednesday, with another flood risk to the upper Midwest on Friday. The latest alerts and 3-day forecast.

NWS weather alerts

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

Flood watch: Western, central and northern New Mexico; south-central New York; northeastern Pennsylvania.

Heat advisory over portions of: Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, New York and north-central California.

Severe thunderstorm warning: central Virginia.

Severe thunderstorm watch over portions of: Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Central Pennsylvania.

Heat wave moves to the South bringing 100-degree feel-like temperatures.

Beginning on Wednesday and through the weekend, a heat wave will push to the south where many areas will experience triple-digit feel-like temperatures.

Some of the affected cities where daytime-high temperatures will run 10-15 degrees above normal, will be Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Jackson, Memphis, Nashville, Atlanta, and Raleigh.  St. Louis will feel like 102 on Saturday, the Weather Channel reports.

The 3-day forecast

Scattered thunderstorms across the nation over the next three days will bring at least a couple of chances of severe weather and flooding. Here is the latest 3-day forecast from the National Weather Service (NWS).


Scattered thunderstorms over parts of the West, Southwest, Midwest, South, mid-South, Ohio Valley, Southeast, mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

A Level 2 severe weather risk by the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) over parts of the Ohio Valley and mid-Atlantic could impact parts of Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New York. The storm will also bring the possibility of heavy rain and flash flooding over portions of Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New York.

The SPC forecast shows a marginal risk of strong thunderstorms over Southern California, northern Oklahoma and southern Kansas.


Scattered thunderstorms over parts of the West, Southwest, Midwest, South, Southeast, mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

Level 2 risk of severe weather over central and northern Kansas into southern Nebraska.


Scattered thunderstorms over the Southwest, West, northern Rockies, upper Midwest, Ohio Valley, Georgia, South Carolina and Florida.

Potential heavy rain with flash flooding over eastern North Dakota, northeastern South Dakota into western and northwestern Minnesota.

A marginal risk of strong thunderstorms could impact portions of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa and Minnesota, according to the SPC forecast.