Severe Weather and Flood Warnings over Northern Tier and South


The northern tier of the US from the Midwest to the Northeast, as well as parts of the South could see severe thunderstorms, damaging winds, flooding rain as 8 million in the Mid-South are under a flash flood watch on Friday.

Severe weather and flooding risk in North and South

The National Weather Service (NWS) is warning of strong storms over parts of the northern tier and southern US on Friday.

At least 8 million Americans are under a flash flood watch as tropical depression Laura moves through the Mid -South.

Northern storms

The NWS is warning of a stretch of strong thunderstorms extending from Iowa and Minnesota into Pennsylvania and New York. The affected areas include portions of: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and New York.

Flash flood watch: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and New York. Storms to the south will also affect portions of southeastern Missouri, southern Illinois, and southern Indiana.

Southern storms

The NWS is warning of a stretch of strong thunderstorms in portions Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky.

Flash flood watch: southern Louisiana, eastern Texas, eastern Arkansas, northern Mississippi, northern Alabama, northern Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, northwestern South Carolina, western North Carolina, and southwestern Virginia.

Flood warning: The NWS has issued a flood warning for the following areas: southeast Texas, southern Louisiana, and southeast Mississippi.

Heat advisories for Friday

The National Weather Service has issued heat advisories for parts of the West and South on Friday.

Excessive heat warning: southeastern California, southwestern and central Arizona.

Heat advisory: southwestern California, southeastern New Mexico, Texas, southern and central Oklahoma; southwestern Arkansas; northern Louisiana.

Wyoming could see snow this weekend… Because it’s 2020

We shouldn’t be surprised by anything in 2020, and while some parts of the nation are under heat advisories today, a strong cold front could bring colder air into the northern mountains of Wyoming over the weekend, where the potential rain could turn into snow on Sunday night, according to the National Weather Service in Riverton.

US weather forecast: August 28, 2020

West: San Francisco 68, partly cloudy; Los Angeles 87, partly cloudy; San Diego 79, partly cloudy; Reno 91, mostly sunny; Las Vegas 107, sunny; Salt Lake City 92, sunny; Denver 82, thunderstorms.

Northwest & Northern Rockies: Seattle 78, sunny; Medford 95, sunny; Boise 87, sunny; Cut Bank 83, sunny; Billings 82, partly cloudy; Minot 76, windy; Rapid City 78, sunny; Cheyenne 77, mostly sunny.

Southwest: Phoenix 112, mostly sunny; Tucson 104, partly cloudy; Albuquerque 96, mostly sunny; El Paso 104, sunny; San Antonio 103, sunny; Brownsville 98, mostly sunny.

Central & Upper Midwest: Lubbock 105, sunny; Dallas 104, sunny; Oklahoma City 100, sunny; Kansas City 94, sunny; Minneapolis 79, thunderstorms; Madison 88, thunderstorms.

Ohio Valley: Chicago 91, thunderstorms; St. Louis 86, thunderstorms; Detroit 82, thunderstorms; Cincinnati 83, thunderstorms; Indianapolis 85, rain.

South: Houston 94, thunderstorms; New Orleans 88, thunderstorms; Memphis 79, rain; Birmingham 83, thunderstorms; Atlanta 87, thunderstorms; Charlotte 91, thunderstorms; Jacksonville 94, mostly cloudy; Tampa 90, partly cloudy; Miami 89, partly cloudy.

East: Norfolk 94, partly cloudy; Washington, D.C. 93, mostly cloudy; Philadelphia 90, afternoon thunderstorms; Buffalo 79, rain; New York City 89, thunderstorms; Boston 79, partly cloudy; Caribou 70, partly cloudy.