Record Heat spreads across Southwest and Central US as new storm moves in

Record Heat spreads across Southwest and Central US as new storm moves in

04 April 2021 Sunday 13:23
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Record Heat spreads across Southwest and Central US as new storm moves in

Record highs could be broken up now up to 11 states.

Record low temperatures were put in more than a dozen countries on the East Coast on Saturday with temperatures in the teens and 20s and frost advisories remain in effect through Sunday morning from Alabama to West Virginia.

Though the East Coast was becoming a taste of winter, record high temperatures propagate across the Southwest from Arizona to South Dakota and more record highs might be broken today up to 11 states.

Some powerful storms over the upper Mississippi valley into the Texas panhandle are anticipated on Monday night into Tuesday with heavy rain, damaging winds and large hail possible as the storm moves east Wednesday to Thursday.

Yesterday's wintry blast hit record lows in over a dozen states across the East Coast using Allentown, Pennsylvania tying a listing of 20 levels in 1954, and Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina each reaching fresh low records of 26 levels.

There will be one more evening of below freezing temperatures with up to seven states still under frost advisories through Sunday.

Temperatures are already around 20 degrees warmer compared to Saturday's temperatures in the teens and 20s and temperatures are going to be in the 60s and 70s now across the majority of the East Coast as warmer atmosphere settles in this day into next week.

Nowadays temperatures will probably be 10 to 25 degrees above average in the Southwest U.S. with records possible in Denver, Colorado to Albuquerque, New Mexico.

With warmer temperatures hovering across the Western and Central U.S., these states support an elevated risk of fire weather Sunday across the Plains and Montana with wind gusts of up to 35 mph and humidity levels as low as 12%.

As the first storm moves in Monday night into Tuesday, another storm could move in by Wednesday to Thursday in the Plains into the deep South.

The risk for severe weather is still low for the area but it is something to see as the week progresses.

Rain totals up to 3 inches or longer is possible in Minnesota, South Dakota, Nebraska and extending towards the South in Tennessee and Mississippi through Thursday.

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