Thunderstorms, Heat and Flood Risk Kicks Off a Multi-Day Pattern

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Thunderstorms will span the nation and bring the risk of heavy rain and flash flooding for several days, while the Northeast and other spots will see at least two more days of record-challenging heat. The 3-day forecast.

NWS weather alerts for Monday

Here are Monday’s weather alerts from the National Weather Service (NWS).

Flood watch: southwestern, central and northern New Mexico; east-central Missouri; central and west central Illinois; northern Maine.

Heat advisory for portions of: Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire; Maine; Missouri; Illinois; Arkansas; Louisiana; Alabama; Oregon; Washington; Idaho.

Red flag warning: eastern Washington; northern Idaho; southern Oregon; northern California.

The 3-day forecast: Thunderstorms will bring a risk of flash flooding for several days this week

Thunderstorms will span across most of the Lower 48 over the next three days, drenching multiple regions with heavy rain and bringing the potential of flash flooding from the West to the Northeast.

Potentially record-setting temperatures in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast could reach the high 90s, with heat indexes forecast in the upper 90s and triple digits and over two dozen locations over the next two days.

Here is the latest 3-day forecast from the National Weather Service (NWS).

Monday: Widespread thunderstorms, flash flood risk

Thunderstorms will cover nearly two-thirds of the nation from California to Maine, however, the northern tier from Washington to Minnesota will be mostly dry, while storms are likely over the rest of the lower 48.

Flash flooding in the Southwest is possible over Colorado and New Mexico, while in the Midwest, over Missouri, Illinois and Indiana. In the Northwest, possible flash flooding over Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. (See NWS alerts above).

Tuesday: Thunderstorms, flash flood threat

Scattered thunderstorms over the Pacific Northwest, West, Southwest, along the southern tier and into much of the Ohio Valley, and all of the mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

Heavy rain with potential flash flooding over parts of Southern California, southern Nevada, southwestern Utah, much of Arizona, and West-central New Mexico, as well as in the mid-South and Ohio Valley over portions of Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia.

Wednesday: Scattered thunderstorms, flash flood threat

Scattered thunderstorms over portions of the Northwest, West, Southwest, South-Central US, South, Southeast, Great Lakes region, mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

Heavy rain with potential flash flooding over portions of Southern California, southern Nevada, southwestern Utah, central and northwestern Arizona, as well as to the east over portions of Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. Of concern will be eastern Kentucky which is still recovering from devastating flooding last week.