Severe Thunderstorms with Damaging Winds and Hail for Eastern US

The Eastern US will get one more day of strong to severe thunderstorms, especially in the Northeast that could see damaging winds and hail, while the Carolinas and Georgia could see flooding; plus, more of today’s weather news and forecast.

Severe weather over Northeast

The National Weather Service (NWS) is warning of potentially severe thunderstorms over several states in the Ohio Valley and Northeast on Friday including portions of western Ohio, northern West Virginia, northern Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, northwestern New Jersey, eastern Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New York, and Vermont. Storms could also extend into New Hampshire and Maine.

The primary severe weather threat will be damaging winds and hail, but a very low threat of isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out. There is a 60 percent chance of severe storms after 1 PM, which rises to 70 percent by the evening.

Flood threat for Carolinas and Georgia

The Carolinas have endured days of rain with an extra of deluge brought courtesy of Tropical Storm Bertha. On Friday, an eastward-moving storm front will bring yet another day of heavy rain.

The National Weather Service (NWS) is warning of potential flash flooding in portions of southern and eastern North Carolina, throughout the eastern half of South Carolina and into portions of eastern Georgia along the South Carolina border.

Record-shattering heatwave continues in the West

The heatwave continues in the Western US, and expands into portions of the Northwest, as Boise will reach 93 degrees and Medford 94 today. Over 20 potential record high temperatures could be set on Friday, as well as over the weekend.

There is an excessive heat warning for the eastern deserts and southern portions of California, into southern Nevada, southwestern Utah, western and southern Arizona. Some forecast highs are Bishop 99, Palm Springs 106, Las Vegas 106, Phoenix 111, and Yuma 108.

Today’s US weather forecast: May 29, 2020

West: San Francisco 66, partly cloudy; Los Angeles 75, partly cloudy; Reno 92, mostly cloudy; Las Vegas 108 windy; Salt Lake City 94, partly cloudy; Denver 88, thunderstorms.

Northwest & Northern Rockies: Seattle 76, mostly sunny; Medford 94, partly cloudy; Boise 93, mostly sunny; Billings 79, partly cloudy; Bismarck 70, partly cloudy; Rapid City 71, partly cloudy.

Southwest: Phoenix 112, sunny; Albuquerque 91, mostly sunny; El Paso 95, sunny; San Antonio 89, partly cloudy; Brownsville 88, thunderstorms.

Central & Upper Midwest: Lubbock 86, sunny; Dallas 88, sunny; Oklahoma City 83, sunny; Kansas City 77, sunny; Minneapolis 68, partly cloudy.

Ohio Valley: Chicago 73, rain; St. Louis 78, rain; Detroit 73, thunderstorms; Cincinnati 76, thunderstorms.

South: Houston 89, partly cloudy; New Orleans 85, thunderstorms; Memphis 82, partly cloudy; Atlanta 86, thunderstorms; Charlotte 81, thunderstorms; Jacksonville 84, thunderstorms; Tampa 89, thunderstorms; Miami 85, thunderstorms.

East: Norfolk 81, thunderstorms; Washington, D.C. 87, thunderstorms; Buffalo 74, thunderstorms; New York City 79, thunderstorms; Boston 81, partly cloudy; Caribou 89, partly cloudy.