Widespread Severe Weather Threat for East, Flood Risk for Days in Gulf

A widespread threat of severe weather will extend from Tennessee all the way to Maine as the mid-Atlantic could see the brunt of the storm, while strong activity could bring days of flooding to the Gulf. The 3-day forecast.

NWS weather alerts

Here are the latest weather alerts by the National Weather Service (NWS) for Tuesday:

Flood watch: southern Colorado into northern and central New Mexico

Excessive heat warning: central and southern Texas; northern and northwestern Utah.

Heat advisory for portions of: southern and southeastern Washington; northeastern southern and eastern Oregon; southern Idaho; northern Nevada; northern Utah; northeastern, central and southeastern Montana; eastern and southern Oklahoma; Arkansas; northern and southeastern Louisiana; central, southern, western and eastern Texas; southeastern New Mexico.

The 3-day forecast: Strong storms and heat

The weather story over the next three days and into the weekend is going to be several strong storms that will bring severe weather, potential flooding, as well as continuing heat in the central US, the South and West.

The NHC is giving an area of disturbed weather along the northern Gulf of Mexico a 30% chance of tropical development over the next 5 days. Regardless, this storm will bring heavy rain with the potential flash flooding to the area from Wednesday into the weekend.

Here is the latest 3-day forecast from the National Weather Service (NWS).

Tuesday: Expansive severe weather threat in the East

Scattered thunderstorms will impact parts of the Southwest, West, central US, Great Lakes region, and much of the eastern US.

At least 15 states under a Level 2 severe weather risk from a massive front in the East stretching from Tennessee to Maine. The strongest area of concern is over the mid-Atlantic with a Level 3 severe weather risk over northern Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Washington, D.C., eastern and southeastern Pennsylvania, and western and northern New Jersey, according to the SPC.

*See NWS alerts above for flood risk in the Southwest, and dangerous heat conditions in central US and West

Wednesday: Scattered thunderstorms, potential flooding in Gulf

Scattered thunderstorms over parts of the northern and southern Rockies, Southwest, Midwest, around the Great Lakes, as well as throughout most of the South and Southeast.

Heavy rain with the potential for flash flooding is expected along the Gulf of Mexico over the coasts of eastern Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle.

Thursday: Scattered thunderstorms, potential flooding and golf

Scattered Thunderstorms over the northern and southern Rockies, Southwest, upper Midwest and Northwest.

A solid covering of thunderstorms will bring more of the same to the South and Southeast, especially along the Gulf of Mexico with heavy rain bringing potential flash flooding along the coasts of eastern Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. Storms along the Gulf are expected to continue into the weekend.