Weather across America

Published: 06/06/2022, 2:11 AM

(NATIONAL) Episodes of heavy rain and severe thunderstorms will be focused across the south-central Plains between two stationary fronts and record high temperatures will be challenged across portions of Texas.

A persistent weather pattern is setting up across the mid-section of the country where a pair of frontal boundaries are forecast to be nearly stationary through the next few days. This pattern will allow rounds of heavy rain and thunderstorms to develop between the two fronts and travel from west to east to impact areas from the central High Plains across southern Kansas and northern Oklahoma toward Missouri and the Ozarks.  

Some of the heavy rain and thunderstorms will likely lead to flooding issues along with frequent lightning, high wind gusts, large hail, and a few tornadoes.  

Farther to the north and east, showers and thunderstorms are expected to move across the Midwest and the Great Lakes at a steady pace through Monday night near and ahead of a cold front. While some of these activities will likely be heavy, the steady eastward motion of the front will keep the threat of flash flooding at bay for these areas.  

By Tuesday, the showers and thunderstorms are expected to reach the Northeast, Appalachians, and the Mid-Atlantic as a frontal low-pressure wave intensifies and moves into southeastern Canada.  

Elsewhere, a weakening Pacific system will bring a period of unsettled weather through the Pacific Northwest, the northern Rockies, followed by the northern Plains through the next couple of days, including some high-elevation snow near the mountain peaks.  

Temperatures are forecast to soar well into the 100s over central Texas for the next couple of days where daily record high temperatures will be challenged.  

Near normal temperatures along the East Coast will slowly yield to increasing heat and humidity by midweek.  

And dry and breezy conditions will contribute to an elevated risk of fire weather from across the southern Rockies into parts of southeastern Arizona and western Texas. 


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