Chicago-area tornado leaves widespread damage, Midwest power outages, areas of the Gulf, South, Ohio Valley, mid-Atlantic, and Northeast all face potential flooding, severe weather, and West hot with red flag warnings.
Chicago suburb tornado causes destruction and injuries
A tornado ripped through the Chicago suburb of Naperville hospitalizing 6 people, leaving at least 16 homes uninhabitable, while causing at least 125 other instances of property damage, NBC Chicago reported.
Storms leave widespread power outages in upper Midwest, Ohio Valley
As of 10 AM EDT at least 20,000 residents in Illinois were without power, with nearly 43,000 out in Indiana, 103,000 out in Michigan, and 21,000 out in Ohio, according to poweroutage.us.
Threat of severe weather across Ohio Valley, mid-Atlantic, and Northeast
Most of the Ohio Valley, mid-Atlantic, and into the Northeast, will see the threat of severe weather on Monday with the possibility of heavy downpours, damaging winds, hail, and potential tornadoes cannot be ruled out.
The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting the area under threat to include northeastern Kentucky; West Virginia; northern Virginia; southern and eastern Ohio; Pennsylvania; New York; Vermont; northern New Hampshire; western and northern Maine.
Flash flood threat stretches along Gulf and from Texas to Ohio
The National Weather Service (NWS) is warning of heavy rain with potential flash flooding along the Gulf Coast extending from south of Houston and Galveston, Texas, along the coast of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, and across the Florida Panhandle.
The flooding threat also stretches from Eastern Texas across parts of the South and into the Ohio Valley.
Areas under threat include northeastern Texas, northern Louisiana, Arkansas, central and northern Mississippi, Tennessee, northern Alabama, Kentucky, Western North Carolina, Western Virginia, West Virginia, southern Ohio, and southwestern Pennsylvania.
As of 4:40 AM EDT on Monday, June 21, 2021, the NWS reported that Tropical Storm Claudette was centered off the coast of North Carolina.
Triple-digit heat continues in the West, widespread red flag alerts
if you live in the western US, don’t put away that dry skin moisturizer, because the hot and dry streak across the West continues with high temperatures on Monday.
Triple-digit heat is forecast for Medford, Oregon, Las Vegas, Phoenix, and El Paso. Temperatures in the mid-to-high 90s are forecast for Boise, Salt Lake City, and Albuquerque.
There is a significant danger of fires breaking out with red flag warnings issued from the Northeast stretching into the Southwest and Central US South
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued the following heat and red flag alerts.
Excessive heat warning: southwest Oregon; northern California; southeastern New Mexico; western and southern Texas.
Heat advisory: northwest Oregon; southeast Washington; northern and northeastern Nevada; southeast New Mexico; western and southern Texas.
Red flag warning: southwest Oregon; northern and southeastern California; western, eastern, and southern Nevada; northwestern and southeastern Arizona; Utah; western Colorado.