An old frontal boundary situated along the East Coast will be responsible for periods of rain and stormy weather from Florida to New England on Wednesday. Over the Desert Southwest, the hot temperatures are expected to continue through the end of the week, however they should be a few degrees cooler than earlier in the week. Warmer-than-average readings are also expected for the central and northern Plains and parts of the Inter-Mountain West. There may be a few scattered showers and storms over parts of the central Rockies, but nothing organized is expected.
At 200 AM PDT, the center of Tropical Storm Aletta was about 770 miles south of the southern tip of Baja California. Aletta is moving toward the west-northwest near 9 MPH and this motion is expected to continue during the next day or so. Maximum sustained winds are near 40 MPH, with higher gusts. A gradual weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours.
There is a slight risk of severe thunderstorms across parts of eastern New York and western New England. Yesterday there were over 60 reports of high wind and hail scattered over portions of Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest.
Red Flag Warnings are in effect for portions of the Great Basin to Central High Plains today. Yesterday’s conditions allowed several wildfires to grow in Arizona and Colorado.