Severe Thunderstorms and Flooding Over Central US, Slushy Rain in West

Thunderstorms will span the eastern half of the US today with an area of potential severe weather over the essential US, while to the west mixed precipitation will fall over 7 states; plus more of today’s weather news and forecast.

Widespread thunderstorms severe weather over central US, potential flooding

Thunderstorms will span from Texas northward to the Dakotas and eastward through the Ohio and Mississippi Valleys, throughout the Deep South, East to the Atlantic, extending northward to New Hampshire.

An area with the potential for severe weather will span from central and northeast Texas into eastern Oklahoma, western and northern Arkansas, southeast Kansas and southwestern Missouri.

The National Weather Service (NWS) is warning of heavy rain and potential flash flooding on two fronts in the central US today.

The first is over Northeastern Texas and southeastern Oklahoma. The second is over southeastern Nebraska and north-central Kansas.

Mixed precipitation in West and Northwest

Summer may be only a month away but winter-like weather is still occurring over portions of the West and Northwest where a wintry mix will fall over 7 states today.

The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting mixed precipitation over central and eastern Oregon; central, northern and eastern Washington; throughout the entirety of Idaho; western, southern and central Montana; western and north-central Wyoming; the northern half of Nevada; northern, north-central and western Utah.

Red flag warnings in the West

The National Weather Service (NWS) is issuing red flag warnings amid hot, dry and windy conditions in the West over six states on Friday.

The state of Utah is one of two extremes, a wintry mix to the north and northwestern portions of the state, while red flag conditions for the southern and western portions of the state.

Other areas with potential for critical fire weather today are the eastern deserts of California, southeastern Nevada, the northern half of Arizona, the northwestern west-central borders of New Mexico, and along the western border of Colorado.

Today’s US forecast

West: San Francisco 69, mostly sunny; Los Angeles 78, partly cloudy; Reno 60, mostly sunny; Las Vegas 92, windy; Salt Lake City 73, rain; Denver 83, mostly sunny.

Northwest & Northern Rockies: Seattle 63, cloudy; Medford 66, partly cloudy; Boise 52, rain; Billings 68, rain; Bismarck 84, partly cloudy; Rapid City 83, mostly sunny.

Southwest: Phoenix 96, mostly sunny; Albuquerque 84, partly cloudy; El Paso 92, sunny; San Antonio 94, thunderstorms; Brownsville 95, partly cloudy.

Central & Upper Midwest: Lubbock 93, sunny; Dallas 91, thunderstorms; Oklahoma City 86, thunderstorms; Kansas City 72, thunderstorms; Minneapolis 71, mostly cloudy.

Ohio Valley: Chicago 68, partly cloudy; St. Louis 78, mostly cloudy; Detroit 65, rain; Cincinnati 75, windy.

South: Houston 91, thunderstorms; New Orleans 90, thunderstorms; Memphis 89, thunderstorms; Atlanta 82, thunderstorms; Charlotte 78, windy; Jacksonville 93, mostly sunny; Tampa 94, thunderstorms; Miami 85, partly cloudy.

East: Norfolk 81, thunderstorms; Washington, D.C. 73, rain; Buffalo 74, rain; New York City 73, rain; Boston 82, sunny; Bangor 86, sunny.