Thunderstorms for Most of US through the Weekend, Severe Weather

Most of the nation will see thunderstorms through the weekend with severe weather in the mid-Atlantic on Thursday, and severe storms in the Southwest on Friday, with a busy weekend for Florida. The 3-day forecast.

NWS weather alerts for Friday

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

Flood watch: central and eastern Washington into northern Idaho.

Flood advisory: eastern Texas; northern Louisiana; southwestern Arkansas.

Hydrologic outlook (rising streams and rivers): central and southeast Washington; central and northeast Oregon; central Idaho; western and southeastern Montana; north-central Wyoming.

The 3-day forecast

Thunderstorms for most of the US through Saturday, as severe weather is likely for the mid-Atlantic on Thursday and for the Southwest on Friday, according to the latest forecast by the National Weather Service (NWS). Disturbed weather moves into Florida bringing a soaking on Friday which has an 80% chance of developing into a tropical system over the next few days, the Weather Channel reports.

Thursday: Thunderstorms from southwest to mid-Atlantic, severe weather threat

Thunderstorms will stretch from the Southwest into the South, Southeast and mid-Atlantic on Thursday, bringing a Level 1 severe weather risk over at least 19 states.

The biggest area of concern is over the mid-Atlantic with a Level 2 severe weather risk that could bring damaging winds and large hail, as well as the possibility of isolated tornadoes mainly in the evening to overnight hours in Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, the Weather Channel reports.

Sleet over portions of Montana and Wyoming.

Friday: Thunderstorms from coast-to-coast, severe weather in Southwest

Thunderstorms from coast-to-coast over the Northwest, down through the Midwest into the South, spanning into the Southeast. Some scattered thunderstorms over the Northeast, with the mid-Atlantic mostly clear.

Southern Florida is likely to get a soaking of heavy rain with the potential of flash flooding. A disturbed weather system has an 80% chance of becoming a tropical depression or storm, named “Alex,” the first named storm of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season.

Strong thunderstorms over the Southwest for eastern and northeastern New Mexico into northern Texas with a Level 2 severe weather risk, according to the SPC.

Sleet over portions of Washington.

Saturday: Widespread thunderstorms, flooding rain in Florida

Thunderstorms for at least three-quarters of the nation. No severe weather is currently in the forecast.

Heavy rain with potential flooding over Florida courtesy of a storm system that could develop into a tropical depression or storm over the weekend (see above).

Sleet over portions of Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming.

Rain for much of the Northwest into northern California, as well as over the Great Lakes region.