Thunderstorms to Bring Severe Weather, Flooding this Week, Gulf hurricane?

Scattered thunderstorms throughout the week will bring severe weather with the possibility of flash flooding to several areas, while heat will soar in the central US and West, and possible hurricane in the Gulf? The 3-day forecast.

NWS weather alerts for Monday

Here are the latest weather alerts by the National Weather Service (NWS) for Monday:

Flood watch: northern and central New Mexico.

Excessive heat warning: California deserts; northern, central and southwestern Arizona; central and southern Texas.

Heat advisory for portions of: southeast Washington; northeast and southwest Oregon; northern, central south-central California; southern Kansas; southeastern New Mexico; northern and central Oklahoma; central, western, eastern and southern Texas; western and central Louisiana.

Potential hurricane brewing in the Gulf?

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is keeping a close watch on an area of disturbed weather dubbed Disturbance 1. As of Monday, the area in the Gulf of Mexico spans from Florida to Texas. The NHC is giving the system a 30 percent chance of tropical cyclone development over the next 5 days.

The 3-day forecast: Severe weather and flooding possible

Scattered thunderstorms throughout the week will bring the risk of severe weather Monday and Tuesday, and potential flash flooding on Monday and Wednesday. Here’s a look at the latest 3-day forecast from the National Weather Service (NWS).

Monday: Severe weather, flash flooding risk on two fronts

Scattered thunderstorms over parts of the Southwest, upper Midwest, Ohio Valley, mid-Atlantic, Northeast, South and Southeast.

Severe weather over the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes region. The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) issued a Level 2 severe weather risk over central, eastern and northeastern Illinois, southern Lake Michigan, southern Michigan, central and northern Indiana and northwestern Ohio. The highest risks are damaging winds and large hail, with a low risk of tornadoes.

In the south and southeast, heavy rain with possible flash flooding over southwestern South Carolina across southern Georgia into northern Florida, the Panhandle and southern Alabama. In the West, heavy rain with possible flash flooding over central and south-central Colorado into north-central and northeastern New Mexico.

Tuesday: Scattered thunderstorms, severe weather

Scattered thunderstorms over parts of the Southwest, Great Lakes region, South, Southeast, mid-South, mid-Atlantic in Northeast.

Level 2 severe weather risk over portions of Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont and New Hampshire, according to the SPC forecast.

Wednesday: Scattered thunderstorms, flooding risk

Scattered thunderstorms over portions of the northern Rockies, West, Southwest, South, Southeast, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York.

Heavy rain with possible flash flooding along the Gulf over Southern Mississippi and southeastern Louisiana.