A slow-moving system will bring more flooding to parts of the eastern US today, as portions of the Ohio Valley and South still struggle to recover from yesterday’s deluge and extreme weather that spawned tornadoes in several places.
Flooding in Ohio Valley and East, warnings, and watches in effect
Monday brought flooding to parts of the Midwest, Ohio Valley, and the eastern US. If there was one crucial thing to have yesterday, it was a cellphone. The deluge prompted water rescues.
On Tuesday, in Chicago, a new record was set for the wettest May of all time for the third consecutive year. Also in the upper Midwest, a Lakeshore flood warning for Lake Erie remains in effect. In the mid-South, flooding prompted several crashes and highways to be shut down.
In the East, even though tropical storm Arthur is moving offshore, another slow-moving system will continue to bring strong showers, as well as isolated strong storms, that may lead to flooding for Tuesday and Wednesday.
Tornadoes from East to West
Tornadoes struck in various places across the US on Sunday and Monday. The National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed a tornado in Madison County, Ohio on Monday. To the west, a rare funnel cloud was spotted and photographed in Northern California near Lone.
In Louisiana, one person was killed when an EF-3 tornado struck near Church Point, Louisiana on Sunday.
Today’s US weather Outlook
West: Showers, snow over the high Sierra.
Highs: San Francisco 63; Los Angeles 72; San Diego 70; Reno 58; Las Vegas 75; Salt Lake City 81; Denver 89.
Northwest & Northern Rockies: Heavy rain in some parts.
Highs: Seattle 68; Medford 65; Boise 55; Billings 79; Minot 82; Rapid City 84; Cheyenne 81.
Southwest: Hot with critical fire warning over four corners states.
Highs: Phoenix 90; Sedona 76; Albuquerque 89, ; El Paso 96; San Antonio 100; Brownsville 96.
Central & Upper Midwest: Hot in the southern areas, scattered storms over West Central Plains.
Highs: Lubbock 102; Dallas 94; Oklahoma City 79; Kansas City 71; Minneapolis 70; Madison 64.
Ohio Valley: Heavy rain and flash flooding.
Highs: Chicago 59; St. Louis 64; Detroit 66; Cincinnati 65; Indianapolis 66.
South: Heavy rain, thunderstorms.
Highs: Houston 95; New Orleans 90; Memphis 72; Birmingham 74; Atlanta 75; Charlotte 70; Jacksonville 92; Tampa 87; Miami 84.
East: Rain in parts of the mid-Atlantic, mostly sunny in Northeast.
Highs: Norfolk 61; Washington, D.C. 68; Philadelphia 66; Buffalo 70; New York 67; Boston 55; Bangor 68.