Northeast Flash Flood Warning. While the Southwest will have another week of extreme heat, hot and stormy weather continues on Sunday as summertime temperatures feed severe thunderstorms in several parts of the United States.
Flash Flood Warning
According to AccuWeather, severe thunderstorms are expected to threaten a significant portion of the central United States early this week due to the weather pattern of heat and humidity. A lesser extent of the area is anticipated to experience hail, strong gusts, and a few tornadoes.
The major severe weather dangers for some areas of the East, however, include destructive winds in addition to heavy and extreme rainfall.
According to AccuWeather, severe weather is expected to affect the Central Plains and some of the Mississippi and Tennessee valleys through Sunday night. For sections of the Northeast on Sunday, the National Weather Service issued flash flooding warnings and watches.
And with triple-digit heat anticipated into the coming week, torrid conditions in the Southwest are once again pushing temperatures over average. The weather service predicts that sweltering temperatures will cause “widespread medium to high heat risk” and regionally, severe dangers in the deserts.
A broad, expansive ridge of high pressure located over the Southwest is the cause of the impending heat, according to AccuWeather meteorologist Andrew Johnson-Levine. The majority of showers and storms will be kept at bay as a result, and bright skies will be permitted, helping to raise temperatures.
Other risks, meantime, had an impact on Florida’s and California’s southern areas.
On Saturday, South Florida experienced cloudy skies when a large dust storm from Africa’s Sahara Desert arrived there. After fissures were seen growing on a property in Southern California, a landslide Saturday night forced the evacuation of 12 residences.
Weather warnings for flash flooding in the Northeast
The weather service warned that there was a high chance of flash floods in some areas of the Northeast.
According to AccuWeather, when the slow-moving weather system moves across the mid-Atlantic and New England, more than half a foot of rain is likely to fall between Sunday and Tuesday. Excessive rain that could be harmful will fall from the region’s tropical moisture along the Carolinas to Maine.
As the system moves slowly, rainfall rates could reach 2 inches per hour in certain areas, according to AccuWeather meteorologist Adam Douty.
According to AccuWeather, multiple locations in eastern and southeastern Pennsylvania reported high water levels and flooded roads. Local observation stations indicated that the region had received up to four inches of rain by Sunday afternoon.
According to the weather service, dangerous flash flooding was occurring in parts of southern New York, including the Hudson Valley. On Sunday night, Orange County was declared to be under a state of emergency and a flash flood emergency was declared for the region.
Numerous roads were being closed due to severe floods and washouts, according to the New York State Police. Emergency management officials in New York City issued a warning that flooding could result from heavy rain and recommended citizens get ready to migrate to higher ground.
12 residences in Los Angeles County were evacuated due to a landslide
After cracks were discovered on a property Saturday night, a neighborhood south of Los Angeles was put on high alert, according to FOX Weather.
A “major” landslide threatened 12 homes in Rolling Hills Estates, according to Janice Hahn, chair of the Executive Office of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, and residents were evacuated on Saturday night.
According to Hahn on Twitter, the houses were beside a canyon and were judged “too unstable” to enter. Every resident was secure.
In an update on Sunday, Hahn said that the landslide “destroyed” the houses and uprooted them from their foundations. Even though the soil was still shifting as of Sunday afternoon, just the 12 homes were subject to the evacuation order.
According to Paul Goodrich, a building official with the city of Rolling Hills Estates, the soil shift “could be due to the extensive rains that we’ve had…. but we don’t know,” the Los Angeles Times said. Wide swaths of Southern California had magnificent snowfall, record rainfall, and flooding this past winter as a result of a historic weather front.