Tuesday was rough a rough day in the Northeast; severe weather left five people dead and more than 400,000 without power. Widespread severe weather isn’t expected on Wednesday, but the threat for severe weather is still possible along the I-95 corridor through the late evening hours. Storms in this area, that do go severe, are likely to produce hail, strong winds, heavy rain and frequent lightning. An isolated tornado can’t be totally ruled out either, but the threat is marginal at best. Severe weather is also possible in parts of the High Plains. People there can expect hail, high winds and the chance for an isolated tornado. Stay weather aware in these areas.
Elsewhere, it’ll be relatively quite. Parts of the Deep South will be dealing with a good, soaking rain and monsoon moisture will fire off showers and thunderstorms in the Four Corners region. Heat is the big weather story for parts of the Mid-Atlantic, Southwest and interior Pacific Northwest.
Below is a comprehensive look at the region-by-region forecast.
Additional severe weather is expected Wednesday afternoon in the Northeast, although it won’t be nearly as widespread as Tuesday. Nevertheless, expect a chance for hail, high winds and frequent lightning. And isolated tornado can’t be totally ruled out, but — overall — the threat is fairly low.
Highs Wednesday afternoon will top out in the upper 80s along the coast, but further inland highs will be in the upper 70s. Lows tonight will be mild, even cool in some places. Expect between 40 and 50 degrees in the higher elevations of New England and mid-60s to 70 along the coast.
Thursday will be milder, temps will top out near 80 along the coast and mid-70s will be the norm inland.
Scattered showers are likely for parts of eastern Tennessee and eastern Kentucky. Meanwhile, hot and humid weather will be entrenched along the East Coast — from the Jersey Shore to Raleigh/Durham.
Expect highs on Wednesday to top out in the low to mid-90s through the eastern half of the Mid-Atlantic states. A bit further west, in the Appalachian Mountains, temps will hover in the mid and lower 80s.
Overnight, lows will range from the low 50s in northwest Pennsylvania to mid-70s along the Atlantic Coast. Expect upper 50s to mid-60s in the mountains and on the Piedmont.
Thursday will be a tad bit cooler as highs peak in the mid-80s for the eastern two-thirds of North Carolina and Virginia. Further north and west, highs will stay in the mid-70s with some locations nearing 80.
Expect rain and warm temperatures for much of the day in the Southeast. Highs will be in the low to mid-90 for much of the region, but parts of north Georgia, north Alabama and northern Mississippi will be a bit cooler — with highs in the mid-80s.
Overnight, expect lows in the mid-60s to low 70s area wide. Isolated showers are possible as well.
Hot and dry weather will reign across Texas and Louisiana through the evening hours, expect temps to top out in the mid to upper 90s. Further north — in Oklahoma and Arkansas — temperatures will stagnate in the mid and upper 80s, due to the chance for rain and cloud cover.
Overnight, expect lows to bottom out in the mid-60s for the higher elevations of West Texas and western Oklahoma. Elsewhere, lows will generally be in the low to mid-70s.
Thursday will be much warmer than Wednesday. Highs will range from the upper 80s to low 90s in Arkansas and Louisiana and temperatures will peak in the mid and upper 90s in Oklahoma and Texas.
Western parts of the Central Plains are back into the low 90s, but further east it’s cooler. Eastern Kansas, Missouri and Iowa will all be a bit below climatological averages, as highs are only likely to make it into the low to mid-80s. Severe weather is also possible for parts of western Nebraska and western Kansas. The main modes of severe weather will be hail, high winds and frequent lightning. An isolated tornado is possible as well, but the threat is marginal.
Overnight, dry air will help to cool the Central Plains down to the lower and mid-60s.
Thursday, the warming trend continues as highs soar into the mid and upper 90s for western Kansas and the Nebraska Panhandle. Eastern Kansas, Iowa and Missouri can expect highs in the mid-80s.
A mild day on tap for the Great Lakes, expect highs in the upper 60s and lower 70s. Scattered cloud cover will also be hanging around in the wake of the front that moved through Tuesday.
Tonight, it will be chilly (not a word you’d expect to hear in July) for the U.P. of Michigan, northern Michigan and the Arrowhead of Minnesota as lows are likely to be in the upper 40s. Further south, expect mid-50s to near 60.
Thursday, highs will top out in the mid-70’s to the north and low to mid-70s further south near Chicago and Cleveland.
Mild conditions are the norm across the Dakotas on Wednesday. A bit further west, expect a hot day in parts of Montana and Wyoming. Highs for places like Billings, Butte and Riverton will be in the low 90s, the higher elevations will be much cooler.
Overnight, lows will bottom out in the lower 40s near Yellowstone! But the rest of the area will have lows in the upper 50s to low 60s.
Expect another hot day on Thursday.
Monsoon moisture will once again help to fire off showers and thunderstorms across the Four Corners region on Wednesday, a few of them could, briefly, be severe. Expect temperatures to be in the upper 80s to lower 90s for most of the region, with the exception of the higher elevations and the Desert Southwest. Highs in the mountains will stay in the 70s and the Desert Southwest will easily push into the triple digits.
Overnight, lows will range from low 60s in Denver to low 80s in Phoenix. Mountainous areas will drop into the mid-40s.
Tomorrow expect highs in the low to mid-90s across the region; except in the mountains where mid-70s are more likely and above 100, once again, in the desert areas.
Wednesday will be a meteorological mixed bag for California. Here’s what it looks like: Along the southern coast highs will be in the mid-70s, while in the Bay Area highs top out in the mid-60s. The Central Valley and inland Southern California will be blisteringly hot, as highs top out in the mid-100s. Vegas will be hot as well, topping out near 103. Northern Nevada will range from the mid-80s to low 90s.
Overnight, desert areas will settle to the upper 70s to low 80s, while coastal parts of the Golden State will drop to the 50s and 60s.
Thursday, expect nearly a carbon copy of Wednesday’s weather.
For the Pacific Northwest, expect a hot and dry day — except along the coast where temperatures will be in the upper 60s and low 70s. Further inland, east of the Cascades, highs at 90 or above are likely.
Temps will be comfortable through the night, as dry air helps to cool the region to the upper 50s to the mid-60s.
Thursday will continue the hot inland conditions, while the coast remains pleasant. That said, Seattle could push into the low 80s.