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Excessive Heat to Continue for Washington State; Flooding Impacts Expected in the Southwest U.S.

Excessive heat will continue over portions of central Washington Friday with afternoon temperatures into the 100s. In the Desert Southwest, monsoon activity will continue to generate localized flash flooding impacts in arroyos, slot canyons, and urban areas, as well as rapid rises on rivers, through this weekend. Flood Watches are widespread across Arizona, and New Mexico into far west Texas. Read More >

From our Hazardous Weather Outlook...

Hurricane Joaquin
(Pronounced:  wah-KEEN)

Hurricane Joaquin is expected to move north from the Bahamas during the next five days. The center is now likely to remain offshore as it moves north along the eastern seaboard this weekend. Although there remains uncertainty in the details of how significantly the storm will impact the region, a storm track that remains further east and offshore would present less impact. But be aware that flooding from heavy rain, damaging winds and tidal flooding is possible Sunday night into Monday.


Latest "most likely" track from NWS's National Hurricane Center
Caution: the shaded area only indicates the likely center position of the storm - NOT the extent of potential impact.

NHC Joaquin