Thunderstorms Bring Flooding Risk and Severe Weather over Next 2 Days

Thunderstorms will bring a flooding risk to the Southwest over the next two days, while strong storms in the Plains could turn severe on Tuesday, strengthening over the mid-Atlantic on Wednesday. The 3-day forecast.

NWS weather alerts

Here are the latest weather alerts from the National Weather Service (NWS) for Tuesday:

Flood watch: New Mexico, extreme western Texas.

Heat advisory: northern and central California; northeastern Kansas; northern Missouri; southern, central and eastern Iowa; western and northern Illinois; southern, central and northeastern Wisconsin; Michigan; northern Indiana; northwestern Ohio.

Summer solstice arrives

The 2022 summer solstice arrived at 5:14 AM Eastern time on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, the Washington Post reported. It marks the precise moment when the sun is northernmost in the sky all year, aligning directly over the Tropic of Cancer. The solstice also marks the longest hours of sunlight in the northern latitudes. Seattle will experience 16 hours of sunlight, Washington, D.C. nearly 15 hours, while to the south, Miami will experience 13 hours and forty-five minutes of daylight

The 3 day forecast

Scattered thunderstorms over the next three days, with the potential of severe weather and flooding on Tuesday and Wednesday. Here is the latest 3-day forecast from the National Weather Service (NWS).

Tuesday: Flooding risk in the Southwest, potential severe weather over the Plains

The NWS is warning of potential flash flooding over southeastern Arizona, most of New Mexico and south-central Colorado, and extreme western Texas.

The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) is currently giving a 5% chance of severe weather development over portions of Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Michigan.

Wednesday: Severe weather threat in mid-Atlantic, potential flooding in southeast

Thunderstorms will continue over the southeast bringing the potential for flash flooding over Eastern Arizona, throughout New Mexico, and southern Colorado.

A Level 2 severe weather risk issued by the SPC over the mid-Atlantic for portions of West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New York. Strong thunderstorms may also impact parts of the mid-South and Ohio Valley to include North Carolina, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and New Jersey.

Thursday: Scattered thunderstorms, rain

No severe weather or flooding in the forecast, but scattered thunderstorms over parts of central California and Nevada, and the Southwest over Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico. In the Plains over Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, the Dakotas, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and northern Michigan. Along the Gulf over portions of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, and Georgia. Over the southeast from the Carolinas along the Eastern Seaboard to Massachusetts, into Vermont and New Hampshire. Rain over Maine.