Memorial Day time: expect severe storms, floods and excessive heat

Memorial Day time: expect severe storms, floods and excessive heat

Rain, hail, strong winds and record temperatures are part of the forecast.

It was a rainy Saturday in the northeastern cities, including New York, Philadelphia, Providence, Rhode Island and Hartford, Connecticut. Fortunately, this is about to change.

Sunday and Monday will bring a gradual clearing to these cities, with more sun and drier conditions. But the high temperatures are expected to remain below average until Monday.

Much warmer temperatures are expected on Monday for cities such as Pittsburgh, Washington DC and Syracuse, New York.


Rain is the main theme for the southeast.

The humidity of the Gulf of Mexico will spread to the region, triggering heavy rains and thunderstorms on Sunday and Monday. It won’t be an all-day washout for most areas, but plan for the showers to stop your barbecue, hiking, or pool time.

South Florida could be one of the rainiest places next week. Cities like Miami, West Palm Beach, Naples and Ft. Myers expect heavy rain and thunderstorms every day of the week. This could lead to localized flooding.

On Saturday, many cities – including Atlanta, Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina, Knoxville and Chattanooga, Tennessee – saw their first day with above-average high temperatures in almost a week. It is expected to remain above average for all these areas until Monday.

Plains and Midwest

Strong storms are arriving from Texas to Iowa on Sunday. Malicious winds and hail are the main threats, but isolated tornadoes are also possible. The system that is causing the severe storms is not expected to move much in the next 48 hours, so floods will also be of concern. The accumulations of rainfall spread from Texas to Iowa will range between 3 and 5 inches, with higher isolated quantities.

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So far some areas of the Midwest will experience their hottest temperatures of the year. On Monday morning, low temperatures are expected to reach record levels for at least six cities.

west coast

After dealing with red flag warnings and increasing fire risks in recent days, areas of Colorado, western Kansas and northern New Mexico will finally receive some relief. The possibility of rain and slightly cooler temperatures are expected on Sunday and Monday.

The southwest can expect to warm up. Many cities, including Phoenix, San Francisco, Las Vegas and Palm Spring, California, are under excessive Heat Heat next week.

They are not alone. Sacramento, Los Angeles, Reno, Nevada and Tucson, Arizona, will also experience temperatures well above average for much of next week.


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