Flood and Heat Risk in US
For much of the US, blistering high temperatures or heavy rainfall are expected, from Seattle to Oklahoma City to Boston.
According to the National Weather Service, excessive heat advisories or warnings are in effect for more than 70 million Americans on Sunday.
The Pacific Northwest, the Midwest, and the Northeast are all included in these alerts, as well as Seattle, Portland, St. Louis, Kansas City, Oklahoma City, Detroit, New York, Philadelphia, and Boston, according to meteorologists.
Nearly 73 million people are under heat related products today, from the central Plains to the Great Lakes and Northeast and in the Northwest. Meanwhile, just over 14 million are under flood watches with the most susceptible area for flooding being the Upper Mississippi Valley. pic.twitter.com/Co5jwzNqnT
— National Weather Service (@NWS) August 7, 2022
The heat index will surge into the mid- to triple-digits across the Midwest and Northeast, where temperatures will be 10 to 15 degrees above average.
Later this afternoon, Kansas and Missouri might have a heat index of up to 110 degrees, according to Brink on Sunday.
Around New York City, the Northeast’s heat index could reach 100 degrees on Sunday and 103 degrees on Monday.
The Northeast will continue to experience high temperatures through midweek before a sluggish cold front brings more seasonable temperatures in the middle to end of the week Meteorologist said
Parts of southern Minnesota, northern Iowa, most of southern Wisconsin, and northwest Illinois are under a flood watch. In certain areas of northern Iowa and southern Wisconsin, 3 to 5 more inches of rain are possible until Monday morning.
“Another bout of heavy rain is predicted for later tonight, which might result in a higher end flood event if the rain trains over the same places that are getting wet this morning. The concern for flooding will linger,”
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