Severe Storms and Flash Flooding Risk on Several Fronts

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Thunderstorms spanning half the country will bring the risk of severe weather and flash flooding on several fronts today including the Central US, Ohio Valley, and Northeast; plus, more of today’s weather news and forecast

Widespread thunderstorms

At least half of the US will experience rain and thunderstorms on Thursday including the northern Rockies, central US, Mississippi and Ohio Valleys, Mid-South, Gulf states, most of Florida, mid-Atlantic, and Northeast.

Severe weather fronts

Severe thunderstorms are forecast on several fronts for Thursday. In the central US, a large area of severe weather is forecast over central and west-central Texas, extending into southwestern and central Oklahoma.

In the Northeast, the National Weather Service (NWS) is warning of strong thunderstorms that could bring us heavy rainfall, strong winds, and a potential tornado over portions of northeastern Pennsylvania, Northern New Jersey, southeastern New York, Western Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and southern Vermont.

Flash flood warnings

Several areas of the US are under flash flood warnings today.

In the central US, Portions of central and south-central Texas are under a flash flood warning including San Antonio, Austin, and La Grange.

A flash flood warning is also in effect for portions of central, eastern, and northern Oklahoma, southeastern Kansas, southwestern Montana, and northeastern Arkansas.

Today’s US forecast

West: San Francisco 63, partly cloudy; Los Angeles 77, partly cloudy; San Diego 73, mostly sunny; Reno 61, partly cloudy; Las Vegas 88, sunny; Salt Lake City 69, mostly cloudy; Denver 70, thunderstorms.

Northwest & Northern Rockies: Seattle 63, rain; Medford 58, rain; Boise 56, rain; Billings 66, partly cloudy; Bismarck 64, cloudy; Rapid City 61, rain; Cheyenne 63, rain.

Southwest: Phoenix 92, partly cloudy; Prescott 75, partly cloudy; Albuquerque 83, mostly sunny; El Paso 91, mostly sunny; San Antonio 90, thunderstorms; Brownsville 91, partly cloudy.

Central & Upper Midwest: Lubbock 93, partly cloudy; Dallas 90, partly cloudy; Oklahoma City 84, windy; Kansas City 77, thunderstorms; Minneapolis 75, partly cloudy; Madison 70, cloudy.

Ohio Valley: Chicago 74, thunderstorms; St. Louis 82, thunderstorms; Detroit 69, rain; Cincinnati 82, rain; Indianapolis 80, thunderstorms.

South: Houston 86, thunderstorms; New Orleans 80, thunderstorms; Memphis 85, partly cloudy; Birmingham 86, partly cloudy Atlanta 82, partly cloudy; Charlotte 81, mostly sunny; Jacksonville 82, partly cloudy; Orlando 85, mostly sunny; Tampa 90, partly cloudy; Miami 80, thunderstorms.

East: Norfolk 78, partly cloudy; Washington, D.C., 72 mostly cloudy; Philadelphia 73, partly cloudy; Buffalo 65, rain; New York City 66, mostly sunny; Boston 69, mostly sunny; Caribou 58, windy.