Severe Weather and Potential Flash Flooding on 2 Fronts, More Heat Coming


Today will see severe weather and the potential for flash flooding on two separate fronts, while a heat wave continues over the Southwest and lower Plains but will expand north and east later this week.

Severe weather on two fronts today

The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting severe thunderstorms on two fronts over parts of the Central and Western US, as well as an expansive stretch over the upper Midwest.

The largest area of severe weather will be over northeastern Kansas, southeastern Nebraska, northern and northwestern Missouri, most of Iowa, the northeastern corner of Illinois, southeastern Minnesota, western, central and northern Wisconsin, and northern Michigan.

The second area of severe weather will be over portions of southeastern Colorado, northeastern New Mexico, southwestern Kansas, stretching over the Oklahoma Panhandle, and extending into northern Texas.

Heavy rain and flash flooding in central US and Northeast

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a warning of heavy rain that could bring potential flash flooding on two separate fronts today, four portions of the Northeast and over an expansive swath of the central US and upper Midwest on Tuesday.

Central US: potential flash flooding will be over portions of northwestern Kansas, eastern, central and northern Missouri, across southern and eastern Iowa, stretching to southeastern and eastern Minnesota, and into western, central and northern Wisconsin, and reaching into northern Michigan.

Northeast: potential flash flooding over eastern Vermont, throughout New Hampshire, into central and eastern Massachusetts, and over southwestern Maine.

Heat wave continues, will move north and east later this week

The heat wave that has been scorching southern latitudes setting records, especially in the Southwest and along the lower Plains and South will continue, while expanding into northern and eastern areas later this week, and likely setting more records.

Over the weekend, Death Valley, California recorded a record-setting temperature of 128 degrees – the hottest mark set anywhere on the planet in years, and only one degree lower than what experts are saying is most likely the hottest temperature ever recorded anywhere on Earth in the history of the planet, CBS News reported.

US weather forecast: July 14, 2020

West: San Francisco 66, partly cloudy; Los Angeles 82, partly cloudy; San Diego 75, partly cloudy Reno 93, sunny; Las Vegas 108, sunny; Salt Lake City 90, sunny; Denver 84, thunderstorms.

Northwest & Northern Rockies: Seattle 78, mostly sunny; Medford 93, sunny; Boise 83, sunny; Billings 81, partly cloudy; Minot 78, mostly sunny; Rapid City 72, thunderstorms; Cheyenne 75, rain.

Southwest: Phoenix 110, partly cloudy; Tucson 106, partly cloudy; Albuquerque 97, partly cloudy; El Paso 107, mostly sunny; San Antonio 105, sunny; Brownsville 97, sunny.

Central & Upper Midwest: Lubbock 109, partly cloudy; Dallas 101, mostly sunny; Oklahoma City 98, partly cloudy; Kansas City 96, partly cloudy; Minneapolis 76, thunderstorms; Madison 85, partly cloudy.

Ohio Valley: Chicago 88, partly cloudy; St. Louis 93, partly cloudy; Detroit 84, mostly sunny; Cincinnati 89, mostly sunny; Indianapolis 88, sunny.

South: Houston 97, partly cloudy; New Orleans 92, thunderstorms; Memphis 95, sunny; Birmingham 92, partly cloudy; Atlanta 92, mostly sunny; Charlotte 93, mostly sunny; Jacksonville 96, thunderstorms; Tampa 92, partly cloudy; Miami 90, thunderstorms.

East: Norfolk 89, thunderstorms; Washington, D.C. 90, partly cloudy; Philadelphia 88, sunny; Buffalo 78, partly cloudy; New York City 88, mostly sunny; Boston 75, thunderstorms; Bangor 70, rain.