Short Range Weather Forecast

Severe thunderstorms will continue across the Upper Midwest into Thursday with all hazards possible.

Short Range Weather Forecast

Severe Weather Shifts to the East; Record Warm Temperatures in the South

Scattered severe storms may produce damaging winds, hail, a few tornadoes, and isolated flash flooding from central New York/western New England southward into the Carolinas on Monday. An expansive early season heat wave will persist through the week bringing record-breaking temperatures across the Southwest through the Southern Plains through the week.

...Severe weather and flash flooding concerns shift to the East today...

...Record warm temperatures in the South this week...

...Fire weather risk for parts of the Southwest and Southern Plains...

Showers and thunderstorms are forecast to spread into the East today along a cold front. Some thunderstorms in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, where Slight Risks (level 2/5) are in effect, may be severe. Hail, damaging winds, and a few tornadoes will be the primary threats from any severe thunderstorms, especially within the Enhanced Risk (level 3/5) area, extending from eastern New York into northern Virginia. Heavy rainfall may develop over parts of the interior Northeast. A Slight Risk of excessive rainfall is in effect over northeastern New York and much of Vermont as a result. Additional severe thunderstorms are expected to move across eastern New Mexico into the Texas Panhandle this afternoon with the threat of large hail and severe wind gusts.

Attention shifts westward on Tuesday as a new system emerges over the Plains. A Slight Risk of severe thunderstorms is in effect over parts of the Central Plains and Missouri Valley where large hail and damaging winds will be the primary threats. Additionally, there's a marginal risk of heavy rainfall developing over parts of the Upper/Middle Mississippi Valley as shortwave energy rotates through the region and a quasi-stationary front stalls out allowing for potential training of cells.

Upper-level ridging over the Southwest and Southern Plains will lead to a prolonged heat wave for much of the South over the next several days. Widespread temperature records are forecast to be tied or broken in the Southern Plains and Lower Mississippi Valley through mid-week before parts of the Southeast get in on the record breaking action late this week. High temperatures will be in the 90s and 100s for consecutive days across much  of Texas which will pose a threat to those who are sensitive to heat. There's a Critical Risk of fire weather over parts of west-central Texas on Tuesday due to the warm temperatures paired with dry and windy  conditions. Cold air begins to spill into the Northwest behind a powerful cold front beginning on Wednesday.


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