Severe Weather in the East, Flood Risk Across Lower 48

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The risk of severe weather extends from Virginia to Maine along the Atlantic, while thunderstorms across the US will bring heavy rain with the potential for flash flooding to over 20 states. The 3-day forecast.

NWS weather alerts for Monday

Here are the latest weather alerts from the National Weather Service (NWS) for Monday.

Flood watch: California deserts; southern Nevada; southern, and southeastern Utah; northern, western, central and southern Arizona; northern, central and east-central New Mexico; northwestern Missouri; central and east-central Illinois, southeastern and central Indiana.

Excessive heat watch: northern Idaho, northeastern Oregon.

Excessive heat warning: central and eastern Washington; northern Idaho; northwestern, north-central and southwestern Oregon; northern California; north-central, northwestern and central Oklahoma; northwestern Arkansas; southeastern Pennsylvania; west-central New Jersey.

Heat advisory for portions of: Washington, Oregon, California, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.

The 3-day forecast:

Thunderstorms are forecast over most of the US on Monday through Wednesday. A severe weather threat on Monday and the threat of heavy rain with flash flooding through midweek. The heat wave is expected to continue through the end of July.

Monday: Severe weather threat in the East, flash flooding threat across Lower 48

Thunderstorms over most of the US. Heavy rain with the potential of flash flooding over at least 19 states including California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama.

A Level 2 severe weather risk for northern and north-western Virginia; Maryland; Delaware; southeastern and eastern Pennsylvania; New Jersey; southern New York; Connecticut; Rhode Island; Massachusetts; southeastern Vermont southern and southeastern New Hampshire; southwestern, southern, central and eastern Maine, according to the Storm Prediction Center (SPC).

Heat warnings for many areas, see NWS alerts above.

Tuesday: Heavy rain with potential flash flooding over a dozen states

Thunderstorms over most of the Lower 48 will bring heavy rain with potential for flash flooding over a number of states. In the West over California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico, while to the east over Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia.

No severe weather in the forecast.

Wednesday: Heavy rain with potential flash flooding in 16 states

Thunderstorms will stretch from coast-to-coast, but less prevalent than Tuesday. However, heavy rain with the potential of flash flooding will remain over at least 16 states including Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Delaware, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee and Kentucky.

No severe weather in the forecast.