Severe Weather for Central Plains Flooding Threat to Southeast

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Severe thunderstorms are forecast over parts of the southern and central plains, while heavy rain will bring the risk of flooding to portions of the southeast; plus, more today’s weather news and forecast.

Severe weather for southern and central plains, flood risk

The National Weather Service (NWS) is warning of heavy rain and severe thunderstorms over portions of the southern and central plains today which could cause localized flooding in some areas.

Severe thunderstorms are possible over portions of central and northern Texas, northwestern Oklahoma and the Panhandle, eastern Colorado, and western and southern Kansas.

The NWS has issued a flash flood watch over north-central Oklahoma, the western and central portions of Kansas, as well as south-central Nebraska.

Yesterday’s severe weather in Texas left over 11,000 people still without power as of Thursday morning.

Heavy rain and flash flooding possible in the southeast

Thunderstorms will be prevalent throughout the South and Southeast on Thursday and the National Weather Service (NWS) is warning of heavy rain that could lead to possible flash flooding.

Thursday, marks the fourth straight day of torrential rain across the Virginias and Carolinas making these states the strongest areas of concern for flash flooding as an increase in rainfall will occur in the latter half of the day.

A flash flood watch is in effect in northern central and eastern North Carolina, northeastern South Carolina, eastern West Virginia, as well as the western half of Virginia, where the highest risk is for areas extending from Roanoke.

Mixed precipitation in the Northwest and northern Rockies

Portions of the Northwest and northern Rockies will see mixed precipitation on Thursday over central and eastern Oregon, central and northern Washington, central and northern Idaho, Western Montana, and western Wyoming.

Today’s US forecast

West: San Francisco 67, windy; Los Angeles 83, sunny; Reno 71, windy; Las Vegas 88, sunny; Salt Lake City 70, rain; Denver 77, mostly sunny.

Northwest & Northern Rockies: Seattle 55, rain; Medford 63, partly cloudy; Boise 54, rain; Billings 67, partly cloudy; Minot 81, partly cloudy; Rapid City, sunny.

Southwest: Phoenix 92, sunny; Albuquerque 80, sunny; El Paso 90, sunny; San Antonio 92, thunderstorms; Brownsville 95, windy.

Central & Upper Midwest: Lubbock 94, sunny; Dallas 84, thunderstorms; Oklahoma City 74, thunderstorms; Kansas City 75, cloudy; Minneapolis 74, mostly cloudy.

Ohio Valley: Chicago 64, cloudy; St. Louis 71, mostly cloudy; Detroit 70, mostly sunny; Cincinnati 64, rain.

South: Houston 92, partly cloudy; New Orleans 91, mostly sunny; Memphis 82, mostly sunny; Atlanta 76, partly cloudy; Charlotte 73, thunderstorms; Jacksonville 93, thunderstorms; Tampa 91, partly cloudy; Miami 86, mostly sunny.

East: Norfolk 68, rain; Washington, D.C. 67, cloudy; Buffalo 75, sunny; New York City 65, sunny; Boston 75, mostly sunny; Caribou 81, mostly sunny.