Triple-Digit Heat in Northeast, Flooding from Southwest to Central US

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Heat advisories have been issued across the Northeast as temperatures soar into the 100s, while thunderstorms and heavy rain will bring a flood risk from the Southwest to the Ohio Valley; plus, the latest on hurricanes Hannah and Douglas.

Temperatures will soar into the 100s across the Northeast

Many areas of the Northeast will see temperatures hit the 100 mark on Monday, in what is forecast to be the hottest day of the year for the region.

Several cities in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New Jersey are all forecast to reach the triple-digit mark.

National Weather Service heat advisories:

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued heat advisories on Monday for the following areas: western, south-central and eastern New York; western New England areas; Massachusetts; Connecticut; Rhode Island; northeastern Pennsylvania; northern Vermont; southern New Hampshire; southern Maine; southern Maryland; eastern Virginia; Northeast, eastern and central North Carolina.

Flooding risk from Southwest to Ohio Valley

Amid widespread thunderstorms across the country bringing heavy rain on Monday, the National Weather Service (NWS) issued a warning of potential for flash flooding across the Southwest, over the central US and into the Ohio Valley which stretches over parts of Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky.

Farther south, due to tropical depression Hannah, the NWS is warning of potential flooding around southern Texas near the Mexico border, and along the coastal areas of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.

National Weather Service flood alerts

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued flash flood and flooding risks across the Southwest and South-Central US for Monday.

Flash flood warnings: Southeastern California and deserts; Southern Nevada; Northwestern, central, southern and southeast Arizona.

Flash flood watch: Northern and central New Mexico; southern and western Oklahoma; Northern Texas.

Flood advisory and warning: North-central, central, northeastern and southeastern Kansas; southeastern Nebraska; southeastern and southwestern Louisiana; Southeast and southern Texas.

Updates on hurricanes Hannah and Douglas

Hurricane Hannah has now been downgraded to a tropical depression, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Hurricane Douglas has spun away from the Hawaiian Islands, and warnings for Oahu and Kauai have been canceled, CBS reported. A flash flood advisory remains in effect until 3:45 AM for Kaua’i, KITV reported.

US weather forecast: July 27, 2020

West: San Francisco 65, partly cloudy; Los Angeles 81, partly cloudy; San Diego 76, partly cloudy; Reno 90, mostly sunny; Las Vegas 107, partly cloudy; Salt Lake City 97, mostly sunny, Denver 87, partly cloudy.

Northwest & Northern Rockies: Seattle 90, sunny; Medford 101, partly cloudy; Boise 95, mostly sunny; Cut Bank 87, sunny; Billings 93, sunny; Minot 81, partly cloudy; Rapid City 88, mostly sunny; Cheyenne 83, partly cloudy.

Southwest: Phoenix 109, sunny; Tucson 100, thunderstorms; Albuquerque 84, thunderstorms; El Paso 95, mostly sunny; San Antonio 95, partly cloudy; Brownsville 86, thunderstorms.

Central & Upper Midwest: Lubbock 95, partly cloudy; Dallas 94, thunderstorms; Oklahoma City 87, thunderstorms; Kansas City 81, thunderstorms; International Falls 77, mostly sunny Minneapolis 83, sunny; Madison 82, mostly cloudy.

Ohio Valley: Chicago 85, cloudy; St. Louis 86, thunderstorms; Detroit 88, thunderstorms; Cincinnati 89, thunderstorms; Indianapolis 88, thunderstorms.

South: Houston 87, thunderstorms; New Orleans 79, thunderstorms; Memphis 92, mostly sunny; Birmingham 90, thunderstorms; Atlanta 91, thunderstorms; Charlotte 94, thunderstorms; Jacksonville 92, thunderstorms; Tampa 89, thunderstorms; Miami 88, partly cloudy.

East: Norfolk 97, mostly sunny; Washington, D.C. 98, mostly sunny; Philadelphia 96, mostly sunny; Buffalo 81, thunderstorms; New York City 97, mostly sunny; Boston 96, mostly sunny; Caribou 86, thunderstorms.