The U.S. National Weather Service warns that the United States is facing three different weather threats.
The U.S. National Weather Service warned Friday that the United States is experiencing “three areas of weather concern,” with the Gulf Coast, Midwest and West currently experiencing three different types of severe weather conditions.
The National Weather Service said that parts of the Gulf Coast and Southeast are facing “an increasing threat of tropical downpours and dangerous flash flooding due to a storm in the Gulf of Mexico. Affected by heavy rains are Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia. Localized tornadoes are possible in Alabama and the Florida Panhandle on Saturday (June 19).
The National Weather Service said “severe thunderstorms and flash flooding” are expected in the Ohio Valley and Midwest; in addition, “a cold front moving slowly toward the Central Plains region of the Great Lakes will be the In addition, “a slow-moving cold front in the Great Lakes region toward the Central Plains will be the center of thunderstorm activity,” and “warm air and sufficient atmospheric moisture will lead to strong thunderstorms and intense rainfall.”
Meanwhile, the National Weather Service said, “an oppressive, dangerous and prolonged heat wave will continue” in the West, resulting in record triple-digit heat in the West, “California, Nevada, Arizona and much of Utah, as well as Colorado Previously issued excessive heat warnings and high temperature warnings remain in effect for California, Nevada, Arizona and much of Utah, as well as parts of western Colorado and northern New Mexico. Red Flag Warnings have also been issued to highlight the fire hazards associated with the current high temperatures and extremely dry soils.”