Multi-Front, Multi-Day Severe Weather and Longest Heat Wave in 14 Years

Severe weather on 3 fronts for Thursday and another round returning on Saturday, NWS predicts the longest heat wave in 14 years, plus today’s weather alerts and the 3-day forecast.

NWS weather alerts

The National Weather Service issued the following weather alerts for Thursday.

Severe thunderstorm watch: south-central and eastern New York; northeastern Pennsylvania; western New England area; Connecticut; Rhode Island; Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

Flood warning: northeastern Tennessee; southwestern North Carolina.

Excessive heat warning for portions of: Nevada, California, Utah, Arizona, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia.

Heat advisory for portions of: California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida Panhandle, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont.

Red flag warning: northern California; southwest and south-central Oregon; west-central, central and east-central Wyoming.

The 3-day forecast: Severe weather, record heat wave

The heat wave continues across the US, expanding into parts of the East. Above-average temperatures are expected to persist for at least the next six days. The National Weather Service (NWS) is predicting that parts of the Northeast will experience their longest heat wave in 14 years, Gothamist reported.

Here is a look at the current 3-day forecast from the National Weather Service (NWS).

Thursday: Severe weather on 3 fronts, heat wave expands

Scattered thunderstorms over parts of the Southwest, Central US and Ohio Valley, while more persistent thunderstorms across the South and East will bring severe weather on 3 fronts.

The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) issued a Level 2 severe weather risk over 3 regions on Thursday. The first front is over eastern Texas, southern Arkansas; northern Louisiana; central Mississippi; central Alabama and west-central Georgia.

The second front is over northeastern South Carolina; central and northeastern North Carolina; eastern Virginia; southern Maryland; and Delaware.

The third front is over eastern New York; Connecticut; Rhode Island; Massachusetts; Vermont; New Hampshire; and Maine.

Heat wave moves into parts of the East. (See weather alerts above).

Friday: Scattered thunderstorms, extreme heat

Scattered thunderstorms over parts of the northern tier, West, and Southwest, Midwest and mid-Atlantic, with more persistent storms across the South and Southeast. No severe weather in the forecast.

Well above-average temperatures for the central US and parts of the mid-South, with extreme temperatures in the Southwest for parts of California, Nevada and Arizona.

Saturday: Strong thunderstorms for upper Midwest, Great Lakes region

Scattered thunderstorms over parts of the West and Southwest, as well as the south and southeast.

Strong thunderstorms forecast over parts of the upper Midwest and Great Lakes region will bring a strong possibility of severe weather.

Level 2 severe weather risk over portions of Minnesota, Iowa, northern Michigan, Wisconsin and Illinois and over Lake Michigan.

A stronger Level 3 severe weather risk over southeastern Minnesota; western, central and southwestern Wisconsin, and northeastern Iowa, according to the SPC.

Well above-average temperatures for the Southwest and Central US.