Severe Weather Across US: Tornadoes in South and Heat in Northeast

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A potential outbreak of severe weather will span from the central US to the Eastern Seaboard on Wednesday, with tornado warnings already occurring in the South and summer-like heat forecast in the Northeast.

Severe Weather From Central US to Northeast

A severe weather outbreak is expected to span from the nation’s midsection into parts of the Northeast on Wednesday. Damaging winds and potential tornadoes are the strongest threats. However, the threat of flash flooding will extend from Texas across Oklahoma, into Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a warning over possible severe thunderstorms in the Northeast over northeastern Ohio, western and central Pennsylvania, and southeastern New York. Hail large enough to dent vehicles is a possibility.

The area of the strongest activity is forecast for the central US, particularly through the middle of Texas from south to north and over most of Oklahoma and portions of Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas, where tornadoes are possible.

Severe Weather Warnings

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued the following alerts for Wednesday.

Tornado watch: central and north central Texas; southern and eastern Oklahoma; northwestern Arkansas.

Flash flood watch: north-central Texas; Oklahoma; southwestern Arkansas; southern Missouri; southern Illinois; southern Indiana; northwestern Kentucky.

Winter storm warning: north-central and northeastern Colorado.

Cool Weather and Potential Snow in the West

The NWS has forecast a wintry mix, rain and thunderstorms for portions of eastern Arizona and throughout New Mexico, as well as has issued a winter storm warning over portions of northern Colorado.

US Weather Forecast: Wednesday, April 28, 2021

West: San Francisco 66, sunny; Los Angeles 82, sunny; Reno 72, sunny; Las Vegas 85, windy; Las Vegas 65, sunny; Denver 60, rain.

Northwest & Northern Rockies: Seattle 66, cloudy; Medford 83, mostly sunny; Boise 68, mostly sunny; Cut Bank 63, windy; Billings 68, partly cloudy; Minot 67, cloudy; Rapid City 66, partly cloudy.

Southwest: Phoenix 84, partly cloudy; Albuquerque 57, thunderstorms; El Paso 67, partly cloudy; San Antonio 92, partly cloudy; Brownsville 90, windy.

Central & upper Midwest: Lubbock 74, rain; Dallas 85, thunderstorms; Oklahoma City 74, thunderstorms; Kansas City 72, thunderstorms; Minneapolis 62, partly cloudy.

Ohio Valley: Chicago 64, thunderstorms; St. Louis 73, thunderstorms; Detroit 80, thunderstorms; Cincinnati 79, thunderstorms.

South: Houston 85, windy; New Orleans 84, partly cloudy; Memphis 85, thunderstorms; Atlanta 85, rain; Charlotte 86, partly cloudy; Jacksonville 83, partly cloudy; Tampa 89, partly cloudy; Miami 82, partly cloudy.

East: Norfolk 88, partly cloudy; Washington, D.C. 89, partly cloudy; Buffalo 65, rain; New York City 81, partly cloudy; Boston 57, mostly cloudy; Caribou 64, mostly sunny.