Thunderstorms will Heavy Rain, Flash Flooding Threat through Late Week

The eastern half of the US and particularly southern latitudes will see a risk of severe weather, heavy rain, and a vast flash flooding threat through late week, with widespread red flag warnings on Tuesday. The 3-day forecast.

Weather alerts for Tuesday

Here are your weather alerts from the National Weather Service (NWS) for Tuesday.

Flood watch: northeastern, southeastern and southwestern Kansas; central, eastern and western Oklahoma; northwestern and southwestern Arkansas; northern and eastern Texas; northern Louisiana.

Severe thunderstorm warning: Texas (Houston/Galveston).

Red flag warning: north-central California; southern and eastern Utah western Colorado; northern and southeastern Arizona; northern, western, central, southeastern and southern New Mexico; western Texas.

Winter weather advisory: central and northeastern Colorado.

The 3-day forecast

Heavy rain is a significant concern through late week, as widespread thunderstorms will bring the threat of potential flash flooding over a vast area, as well as a significant risk of severe weather on Tuesday, the Weather Channel reports.

Tuesday: Severe weather risk, flash flooding threat on 2 fronts

Heavy rain is the primary concern on Tuesday, bringing the potential of flash flooding over a vast area over two fronts, the Weather Channel reports. At least five states are under flood watch (see NWS alerts above).

A risk of severe thunderstorms will stretch from the Southwest, across the southern Plains, into the south, and along the southeastern coast from Florida to Virginia, according to the Storm Prediction Center (SPC).

Flash flooding over two fronts with the largest front bringing heavy rain over central and eastern Texas, central and western Oklahoma, eastern Kansas, western Missouri western, most of Arkansas, and into northern Louisiana. A second front over the Southeast could bring flooding rain to eastern North Carolina and southeastern Virginia.

Multiple level severe weather risks

Damaging wind gusts, large hail, and a few tornadoes are in the forecast as possibilities across Texas and into the lower Mississippi Valley, Fox reports. Farther east along the Gulf Coast and into parts of the Southeast, isolated severe storms cannot be ruled out.

The SPC has placed a large chunk of Texas under a Level 3 enhanced severe weather risk including central, northeastern and eastern sections of the state.

Level 2 severe weather risk issued for eastern New Mexico, most of Texas, southern Oklahoma, west-central and south-central Arkansas, and west-central and northwestern Louisiana.

Level 1 severe weather risk extends from New Mexico to the southeastern Atlantic to the Carolinas.

Wednesday: Line of storms moves east, continuing flood threat

Thunderstorms will move to the east over the Great Lakes, Ohio Valley, mid-South, Mississippi Valley, and Gulf Coast.

Level 1 severe weather risk for portions of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri, Kentucky, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Michigan.

Potential flash flooding over southeastern Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, western Alabama, eastern Arkansas, western Tennessee, southeastern Missouri, and southwestern Kentucky.

Thursday: Storms farther east, flooding threat remains

On Thursday, the line of thunderstorms moves slightly farther east stretching from the Great Lakes into the mid-Atlantic, Ohio Valley, mid-South, Southeast, and South.

Level 1 severe weather risk over portions of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, the Florida Panhandle, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, and southwestern Pennsylvania.

Potential flash flooding over eastern Tennessee into western North Carolina, western South Carolina, and northern Georgia.