Flooding Risk for Central US, Excessive Heat in the West

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The National Weather Service is warning of heavy rainfall in the central US that could lead to flooding in at least 8 states on Wednesday, while excessive heat warnings have been issued for 7 states in the West.

While there are currently no heat advisories in the region, parts of the Northeast will also see their 4th consecutive day of a heat wave bringing temperatures into the 90s.

Thunderstorms will span across the Northwest, central US, stretching into parts of the Ohio Valley, throughout South and over the Northeast on Tuesday.

Heavy rain and flooding risk for central US

The National Weather Service (NWS) is warning of potential flooding and flash flooding for at least 7 states in the central US including the following areas: eastern Wyoming; southeastern and south-central South Dakota; northwestern, north-central, south-central and southeastern Nebraska; the eastern half of Kansas; the eastern half of Oklahoma; northwestern, central and southern Missouri; northern, central and western Arkansas.

The National Weather Service has also issued a flood and flash flood watch, as well as a flood warning for southern Texas.

Excessive heat warnings and advisories in the West

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued heat advisories and warnings for at least 7 states in the West today.

Excessive heat warnings: eastern southeastern Washington; northern and southwestern Idaho; Northeast Eastern Oregon; southern Nevada; southeastern and southwestern California and deserts; northwestern, central, southern, southwestern and southeastern Arizona

Heat advisory: central, eastern and southeastern Washington; northern and southeastern Idaho; central and northeastern Oregon; southwestern California and deserts; southern Nevada; central Arizona.

Tropical Storm Isaias 90% chance of formation in next 48 hours, tracking toward Florida by weekend

Forecasters from the National Hurricane Center are giving a 90 percent chance that, within the next 48 hours, a weather system currently designated as Tropical Cyclone Nine, is likely to become Tropical Storm Isaias. As of 8 AM Wednesday, the system was headed towards Puerto Rico and in the dip Dominican Republic, where it is expected to passed directly over the area by Thursday. The system is currently on track to possibly reach Florida by Sunday.

Today’s US forecast: July 29, 2020

West: San Francisco 64, partly cloudy; Los Angeles 84, partly cloudy; Reno 95, sunny; Las Vegas 112, sunny; Salt Lake City 94, sunny; Denver 91, mostly sunny.

Northwest & Northern Rockies: Seattle 84, sunny; Medford 102, partly cloudy; Boise 95, sunny; Cut Bank 92, sunny; Billings 92, rain; Minot 87, partly cloudy; Rapid City 79, thunderstorms.

Southwest: Phoenix 113, sunny; Albuquerque 95, sunny; El Paso 102, sunny; San Antonio 97, partly cloudy; Brownsville 88, thunderstorms.

Central & Upper Midwest: Lubbock 99, partly cloudy; Dallas 95, partly cloudy; Oklahoma City 87, thunderstorms; Kansas City 84, thunderstorms; Minneapolis 85, mostly sunny.

Ohio Valley: Chicago 85, thunderstorms; St. Louis 90, thunderstorms; Detroit 83, thunderstorms; Cincinnati 92, sunny.

South: Houston 89, thunderstorms; New Orleans 88, thunderstorms; Memphis 91, thunderstorms; Atlanta 84, thunderstorms; Charlotte 90, thunderstorms; Jacksonville 87, thunderstorms; Tampa 91, partly cloudy; Miami 88, partly cloudy.

East: Norfolk 92, thunderstorms; Washington, D.C. 95, partly cloudy; Buffalo 78, thunderstorms; New York City 90, partly cloudy; Boston 90, partly cloudy; Caribou 84, partly cloudy.