East Coast, Midwest brace for storms while dangerous summer heat makes its return to the South

1-3 inches of rain and flash flooding could affect the east coast and Midwest.

As a cold front slides eastward and interacts with tropical moisture, it will likely cause pop up thunderstorms in parts of the northeast on Monday, with locally heavy downpours possible.

Meanwhile, the Midwest had over 150 reports of severe weather on Saturday including 114 reports of strong winds. The severe weather occurred in parts of the Northeast, parts of the upper Midwest, and parts of the central plains.

An intense weather system is also expected to move across southeast Kansas and into parts of Missouri, Arkansas, and northeast Oklahoma today.

It is in this area that a Severe Thunderstorm Watch will remain in effect until 10AM CDT with damaging winds being the main threat along with heavy rainfall of up to 1 to 2 inches per hour which could cause flash flooding as well.

A similar – but less intense – system is also expected to move through parts of Minnesota and Iowa with the possibility of heavy rain and localized flash flooding.

Dangerous summer heat will be making its return to much of the country over the next few days as well.

Temperatures in parts of the northeast will get into the 90’s again, including Philadelphia, where a heat advisory has been issued. Luckily this stretch of heat doesn’t look as pronounced or as long as some of the periods of heat the region had in July.

Meanwhile, in the southern states it will be another hot day with heat indices well over 100 degrees Fahrenheit in parts of Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana.

In the west the heat will increase once again this upcoming week with temperatures approaching 115 or higher in Death Valley and Palm Springs by Wednesday.

In Phoenix temperatures could reach as high as 112 on Wednesday and Las Vegas will be near 109 by Thursday.