Multi-Front Flash Flooding and Severe Storm Threat Across the US

Today will bring hot conditions in the West, rain, and storms across the Midwest and Northeast with a large area of flash flood risk across the upper Midwest and South East, while severe storms loom across the South; plus more of today’s weather news and forecast.

Flooding threat in 8 states today

The National Weather Service (NWS) is issuing a warning over heavy rain that could bring flash flooding to 8 states on Thursday.

In the upper Midwest, five states could see flooding in portions of northern Missouri; southeastern and eastern Iowa; western and northern Illinois; southern, eastern and northeastern Wisconsin; and northern Michigan.

In the Southeast, three states are under the threat of flooding including northeastern South Carolina, eastern North Carolina, and eastern Virginia.

Severe storms will span the South

Severe storms will span across southern Texas and throughout the South, extending east to the Carolinas and Virginia on Thursday. The severe storms will stay north of Florida and extend northward to the mid-South into Kentucky.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a severe thunderstorm warning over two separate fronts. The first is over southern Texas around San Antonio and extending outward. The second front is over portions of central, eastern, and northeastern Mississippi and into Western and northwestern Alabama.

To the west, strong storms could also kick up in portions of Colorado around Denver and surrounding areas.

Hot weather in the West and Southwest

High temperature records could be set as hot weather will bake portions of the West including California, Nevada and Utah, with particularly hot conditions and heat advisories in the Southwest into Southern California, southern Nevada, Arizona, southern New Mexico and southwest Texas.

Today’s US weather: May 28, 2020

West: San Francisco 64, mostly sunny; Los Angeles 81, partly cloudy; Reno 92, sunny; Las Vegas 109, mostly sunny; Salt Lake City 88, sunny; Denver 77, mostly sunny.

Northwest & Northern Rockies: Seattle 77, mostly cloudy; Medford 93, mostly sunny; Boise 88, sunny; Billings 70, partly cloudy; Bismarck 70, cloudy; Rapid City 67, partly cloudy.

Southwest: Phoenix 109, sunny; Albuquerque 87, mostly sunny; El Paso 99, mostly sunny; San Antonio 90, partly cloudy; Brownsville 96, mostly sunny.

Central & Upper Midwest: Lubbock 84, partly cloudy; Dallas 86, partly cloudy; Oklahoma City 79, rain; Kansas City 71, thunderstorms; Minneapolis 77, mostly sunny.

Ohio Valley: Chicago 80, thunderstorms; St. Louis 79, thunderstorms; Detroit 79, rain; Cincinnati 81, partly cloudy.

South: Houston 85, thunderstorms; New Orleans 90, partly cloudy; Memphis 80, thunderstorms; Atlanta 81, thunderstorms; Charlotte 82, thunderstorms; Jacksonville 89, thunderstorms; Tampa 91, thunderstorms; Miami 86, partly cloudy.

East: Norfolk 82, thunderstorms; Washington, D.C. 83, thunderstorms; Buffalo 77, rain; New York City 72, cloudy; Boston 81, mostly cloudy; Caribou 91, partly cloudy.