Massive Severe Weather Threat Spans from West to East

Severe thunderstorms bringing the threat of damaging weather and flooding will span from Colorado to Pennsylvania and New York on Friday, while to the south a flooding threat for southern Texas along the Gulf.

Severe weather threat spans half the country

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a warning over severe weather that will span from the eastern half of Colorado in the West, through the northern half of Kansas, southern and southeastern Nebraska, into northern Missouri and most of Iowa, stretching into southern, central and eastern Wisconsin, throughout Michigan, into the northern parts of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and extending into western Pennsylvania and southwestern New York.

The main threats will be damaging winds, including straight-line winds, large hail, and isolated tornadoes are possible.

Flash flood warnings for Friday

The National Weather Service (NWS) has also issued flash flood warnings for some regions in the areas in the path of today’s heavy rain and severe thunderstorms. Those areas include portions of southern and eastern Iowa, southern Wisconsin, northern Illinois, southern Michigan, areas along the northern Indiana and Ohio borders, as well as into northwestern Pennsylvania and southwestern New York.

Separately, in the South, a large area of southern Texas, along the Mexico border and along the Gulf of Mexico, extending into inland areas, are under a flash flood warning.

Today’s US forecast: June 26, 2020

West: San Francisco 65, mostly sunny; Los Angeles 80, partly cloudy; Reno 96, sunny; Las Vegas 104, mostly sunny; Salt Lake City 89, partly cloudy; Denver 79, thunderstorms.

Northwest & Northern Rockies: Seattle 80, rain; Medford 97, sunny; Boise 91, mostly sunny; Cut Bank 85, mostly sunny; Billings 90, sunny; Minot 86, sunny; Rapid City 83, partly cloudy.

Southwest: Phoenix 109, partly cloudy; Albuquerque 95, cloudy; El Paso 104, mostly sunny; San Antonio 85, thunderstorms; Brownsville 89, thunderstorms.

Central & Upper Midwest: Lubbock 95, partly cloudy; Dallas 91, thunderstorms; Oklahoma City 94, partly cloudy; Kansas City 95, mostly sunny; Minneapolis 87, partly cloudy.

Ohio Valley: Chicago 87, thunderstorms; St. Louis 94, mostly sunny; Detroit 87, partly cloudy; Cincinnati 87, thunderstorms.

South: Houston 85, thunderstorms; New Orleans 88, thunderstorms; Memphis 83, thunderstorms; Atlanta 85, mostly cloudy; Charlotte 90, mostly sunny; Jacksonville 95, partly cloudy; Tampa 98, mostly sunny; Miami 89, mostly sunny.

East: Norfolk 90, mostly sunny; Washington, D.C. 89, partly cloudy; Buffalo 76, sunny; New York City 89, partly cloudy; Boston 85, mostly sunny; Caribou 79, thunderstorms.