Heavy Rain and Potential Flash Flooding from Southwest to Northeast

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As thunderstorms span from coast to coast, the National Weather Service is warning of at least six areas of potentially heavy rain and flash flooding, as well as dangerous levels of heat, continue for the Western US.

Coast-to-coast thunderstorms bring six areas of flash flooding risk

Thunderstorms will extend from California to Maine on Monday. The National Weather Service (NWS) is warning of at least six large storm cells with the potential heavy rain and flash flooding, while a large area of Florida along the Western Gulf Coast could see severe weather.

The six areas of concern are:

(1) South-central, central and eastern Arizona; West-central New Mexico.

(2) Central and east-central Texas.

(3) Western Louisiana; southern, central, and east-central Mississippi; West Central, central and northern Alabama; south-central Tennessee.

(4) Eastern Illinois, central and northern Indiana, southern Michigan, northern Ohio.

(5) Central, essential and eastern Pennsylvania; New Jersey; southern New York; Connecticut, Rhode Island; Massachusetts; southern Vermont; southern New Hampshire; southern Maine.

(6) West-Central Florida, along the West Florida coast from Cedar Key to Fort Myers.

NWS flash flood watches

The National Weather Service has issued flash flood watches for the following areas:

Northern and central New Mexico; northern Ohio; Western and Eastern New York; Western New England area; New Jersey; Delaware; southeastern Pennsylvania; eastern Maryland; Massachusetts; Rhode Island; Connecticut; southern Vermont; southern New Hampshire Southern Maine.

Dangerous levels of heat for Western US

The relentless, blistering heat continues to scorch the West, as a number of states will be under heat alerts on Monday as temperatures soar 10-20 degrees above average.

Over the weekend, Death Valley, California, hit 130 degrees on Friday, four degrees shy of the record of 134°F set in 1913. Las Vegas tied its hottest temperature ever on Saturday at 117 degrees, while Utah also tied a state record, reaching 117 in St. George, NBC reported.

Wildfires are raging in several Western states leading to red flag warnings and air-quality alerts.

Heat alerts and air-quality for Monday

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a number of heat alerts as high temperatures continue to plague the Western US.

Excessive heat warning: eastern Oregon; southwestern Idaho; northern, central, southern, and southeastern California; western, central, and southern Nevada; eastern, southern, and central Utah; Northwestern Arizona.

Heat advisory: eastern Washington; northern Idaho; southwestern and south-central Oregon; south-central Idaho; north-central and southwestern California; central, south-central, and northeastern Nevada; northeastern Utah.

Air quality alert: southwest Oregon; northern California; northwest Washington; central Idaho; western Montana; western Wyoming; northeastern Colorado.