Daily Severe Storms through Weekend, Heat Wave Persists into Next Week

Thunderstorms over the eastern half of the country will bring a daily threat of severe weather through the weekend over the Midwest, South, and Ohio Valley, flash flood threat over 4 regions, heat waves, and the 3-day forecast

NWS weather alerts for Wednesday

Here are your weather alerts from the National Weather Service (NWS) for Wednesday.

Severe thunderstorm watch: northern Texas; western Oklahoma.

Flash flood warning: central Alabama;

Flood watch: northern and central New Mexico; eastern Oklahoma; northwestern Arkansas; central Alabama.

Flash flooding possible: northern Virginia; southern and eastern Maryland, Delaware; southeastern Pennsylvania; central and southern New Jersey.

Excessive heat warning: southern and southeastern California; southern Nevada; western, central, southern and eastern Arizona.

Excessive heat watch: north-central, central and southern California.

Heat advisory: northeastern California; western Nevada; southern California.

3-day forecast: Strong storms and heat wave throughout the week

Thunderstorms mostly for the eastern half of the country through Friday, with potential severe weather outbreaks over the Midwest, Ohio Valley in South. Here is the latest 3-day forecast from the National Weather Service (NWS).

Wednesday: Thunderstorms, severe weather, multi-region flood risk

Thunderstorms over parts of the Southwest and blanketing most of the eastern half of the country.

Level 2 severe weather risk, according to the Storm Prediction Center (SPC), for northern and northeastern Texas, southern Oklahoma, northern Louisiana southern and central Arkansas, central and northern Mississippi, northern and central Alabama, northwestern Georgia, southwestern Tennessee, northern Kentucky, East-central and eastern Illinois, southern and central Indiana, southern and central Ohio, and western West Virginia.

Heavy rain will bring potential flooding over four separate regions of concern from the Southwest to the mid-Atlantic, for the following states: northern and central New Mexico; eastern Oklahoma; northwestern Arkansas; central Alabama, northern Virginia; southern and eastern Maryland, Delaware; southeastern Pennsylvania; central and southern New Jersey.

Thursday: Midwest severe storms, potential flooding

Scattered thunderstorms over parts of the Midwest, Southwest, South, Southeast, mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

Level 2 severe weather risk over northeastern New Mexico, northern Texas, northern Oklahoma, eastern Colorado, most of Kansas, and southern into central Nebraska.

Potential heavy rain and flash flooding over central and eastern Kansas, southwestern Missouri, northeastern Oklahoma, and northwestern Arkansas.

Rain over much of Washington, western Oregon, northern Idaho and western Montana.

Friday: Eastern thunderstorms, severe weather risk

Thunderstorms over the eastern region of the nation for parts of the plains, Ohio Valley, South, Southeast, and mid-Atlantic.

Level 2 severe weather risk over southern and southeastern Arkansas, northeastern Louisiana, central Mississippi into west-central Alabama.

Rain over portions of the Northwest and upper Midwest, as well as the Pacific Northwest over Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana.

Heat wave to persist into next week, could shatter records

Temperatures will be hot and in excess of 100 degrees in many areas on Wednesday and getting hotter into the weekend for parts of the West and Southwest. The triple-digit heat is expected to persist into next week, with the possibility of shattering heat records, the Weather Channel reported.

Here are some of the forecast highs:

Wednesday: Phoenix 109, Blythe 109, Las Vegas 106, San Angelo 105, El Paso 104.

Thursday: Blythe 111, Phoenix 110, Las Vegas 107.

Friday: Phoenix 113, Palm Springs 111, Las Vegas 109, Sacramento 105, El Paso 105, Del Rio 104.

Saturday: Phoenix 114, Palm Springs 113, Las Vegas 108, El Paso 106, Del Rio 106, San Angelo 105, Sacramento 101.