Severe Weather in Southeast, More Snow on the Way in Northeast

A large portion of the southeast will be dealing with severe thunderstorms and heavy rain today with the potential for flash flooding, while tomorrow is poised to bring another round of snow to the Northeast; plus, marked today’s weather news and forecast.

Severe weather in Southeast today

Severe weather, thunderstorms, heavy rain, and the potential of flooding looms for the Southeast today. The most severe thunderstorms are forecast over southern Alabama, southern Georgia, northern Florida, and the Panhandle.

The National Weather Service is warning of heavy rain with potential flash flooding over most of Georgia, South Carolina, and southeast North Carolina.

More snow coming on Friday for the Northeast

Snow is forecast for a large portion of Michigan, northern Indiana and northern Ohio on Friday.

However, a large area of the Northeast is also forecast for mixed precipitation tomorrow, which means these areas could also receive some snowfall.

The affected area spans from Tennessee and North Carolina in the South, through Kentucky, Ohio, and the Virginias, extending over the entirety of the Northeast into Maine.

Red flag fire warnings in Iowa

The National Weather Service has issued a fire weather warning for portions of Iowa due to a combination of high winds and low humidity. Residents are urged not to burn anything.

Red flag warnings are fairly uncommon in Iowa, today’s warning is the first one issued in nearly 2 years.

Michigan Bill seeks to protect dogs in extreme weather

A Michigan state representative has introduced a bill that would prohibit dogs from being tied up and/or left outside for more than 30 minutes when temperatures fall below 32 degrees or rise above 90 degrees.

Similar laws have already been passed in 9 states including Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maine, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Texas.

Currently, there are no state laws in Michigan preventing animal owners from leaving pets outside in extreme temperatures.

Today’s US highs

West: San Francisco 59, Los Angeles number seventy-eight, Reno 68, Las Vegas 78, Salt Lake City 60, Denver 57.

Northwest & Northern Rockies: Seattle 57, Portland 69, Boise 65, Billings 53, Bismarck 40, Rapid City 46.

Southwest: Phoenix 84, Albuquerque 67, El Paso 65, San Antonio 74, Brownsville 76.

Central & Upper Midwest: Lubbock 65, Dallas 72, Oklahoma City 65, Kansas City 60, Minneapolis 39, Madison 43.

Ohio Valley: Chicago 51, Detroit 47, St. Louis 60, Cincinnati 60, Indianapolis 56.

South: Houston 73, New Orleans 65, Memphis 66, Atlanta 51, Charlotte 51, Jacksonville 83, Tampa 83, Miami 85.

East: Norfolk 51, Washington, D.C. 56, Buffalo 42, New York 52, Boston 51, Bangor 32.