Temperatures across the northern U.S. are expected to reach some 10-20°F above average for June, the National Weather Service said Wednesday.
The sky-high temperatures are due to hit over the first weekend in June as a strong, upper-level high lands across the northern U.S., NWS wrote in a tweet. These temperatures will then gradually start drifting down through the inner eastern and western regions before hitting the southern coast in east Texas.
Temperatures across the Great Lakes & New England are set to soar this weekend as a strong upper-level high brings warm air & sunny skies to the region. Temperatures are expected to be 10-20°F above average across the region. Heat safety tips & resources: https://t.co/kSJaAlKJBl pic.twitter.com/VrUvEurOWS
— NWS Weather Prediction Center (@NWSWPC) May 31, 2023
In areas of New England, temperatures could exceed record highs, whereas many parts of the country could experience flash flooding. The I-95 corridor in Florida will see heavy downpours that will likely hit urban areas, NWS noted in another tweet. Similar conditions are also anticipated in the Texas Panhandle.
Footage shared online from Palo Duro Creek in Canyon, Texas, shows the extent of flash flooding and thunderstorms already hitting the region.
Flash flooding continues to worsen with some home flooding possible along Palo Duro Creek in Canyon, TX. Water to deep to access pic.twitter.com/RaVgORJ0Qa
— Reed Timmer, PhD (@ReedTimmerAccu) June 1, 2023
Thunderstorms may also strike Florida due to a low-pressure system building off the Gulf coast as hurricane season officially starts Thursday, June 1. (RELATED: US Officials Issue Major Warning Ahead Of El Niño)
It’s unclear how the higher-than-average temperatures will impact the flood potential across many regions of the U.S. that experienced higher-than-average snowfalls throughout the winter season. Areas of California are already bracing for widespread flooding, which has already struck various regions within the Central Valley.