After weeks of destructive storms, a new round of severe weather is threatening the nation’s midsection on Tuesday as forecasters say record heat is once again possible across the Southwest.
Strong to severe thunderstorms are in the forecast for Tuesday across the Southern Plains and Mississippi River Valley, with large hail, damaging winds, heavy rain, and tornadoes possible.
SNOW FOR INTERIOR NORTHEAST, AS STORM SYSTEM BRINGS DAMP, DREARY CONDITIONS
According to the National Weather Service’s (NWS) Weather Prediction Center (WPC), a storm system moving out of the Pacific Northwest and associated cold front will sweep across the Central and Southern Plains into the Mississippi River Valley, bringing the potential for severe weather.
The risk for severe weather stretches northward and eastward for an additional 23 million Americans in cities such as Houston, Austin, St. Louis, and Rockford, Ill.
The primary threats include widespread damaging winds and large hail, according to forecasters. As the severe weather threat returns to the nation’s midsection, hot weather continues out West.
Phoenix reached 100 degrees on Sunday, the first of 2020, where excessive heat warnings remain in effect for the metro area.
Temperatures are forecast to be 10 to 15 degrees above average through Thursday, with a few daily record highs possible across the region.