Showers and thunderstorms, unusual for this time of summer, will continue today in Southern California.
Storms have been dousing western Arizona and southeastern California Thursday morning. Flash flooding is a threat with some areas receiving rainfall at a rate of 0.50 of an inch an hour and higher.
Higher humidity and a disturbance will continue shifting westward to bring the moisture to areas west of the Southern California mountains. Residents of Southern California will feel the noticeable rise in humidity.
Thunderstorms could produce torrential downpours capable of causing flash flooding, AccuWeather Expert Senior Meteorologist Ken Clark said.
Burn scar areas from recent fires will be most susceptible to flash flooding.
Lightning from the thunderstorms could also threaten to spark new fires over the parched area.
Fresh cold air will slash temperatures and bring another dose of wintry weather to the Southeast later this week with widespread travel problems.
Yet another winter storm will take aim at the Northeast and Midwest this week with some snow, but also significant problems due to flooding and ice.
February 2015 has come to an end with numerous monthly records set across the United States.
The beginning of March marks the start of meteorological spring in the Northern Hemisphere, but this does not signal the end of winter weather in the United States.
A storm that brought an onslaught of snow and freezing rain to the Northeast over the weekend has left lingering hazards into Monday travel with icy roads and school cancellations.
A wildfire burning for over two weeks in Argentina is threatening 3,000-year-old trees in Los Alerces National Park.
The East (1991)
Record warmth for the second day in a row. Records included: Location Old Record New Record Pittsburgh, PA 74 68/1976 Youngstown, OH 71 67/1976 Buffalo, NY 66 53/1923 Scranton, PA 68 66/1972 Albany, NY 65 59/1972 Erie, PA 70 58/1887 Charleston, WV 81* 79/1976 *warmest ever for so early in the season
New York, NY (1996)
4.6" of snow brought the seasonal total to 66.8". This broke the all-time seasonal snowfall record of 63.2" during the winter of 1947-1948. At JFK Airport; 5.3" fell making the winter total 59.8". This broke the 1960-1961 record of 58.4".
Spokane, WA (2001)
Broke record for consecutive days with 1" or more of snow on the ground. The streak began November 9, 2000 and lasted 114 days. The old record was 113 days set in 1992-1993.