Warning of severe electrical storms in several states, while the heat wave persists in the South

The National Meteorological Service asks to be attentive to the warnings of the local authorities before the ravages of the weather.

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While in the Arizona area, which includes Phoenix and several surrounding communities, temperatures of 115 degrees are maintained, severe electrical storms are expected in the eastern parts of the United States.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms were expected across much of the east, according to the National Weather Service, with Flash flooding potential in some areas from the lower Great Lakes to southern New England.

There was also a slight chance of heavy rain and thunderstorms as far south as the interior southeast and deep south, according to Monday's report.

Meanwhile, a cold front moving slowly into the Ohio Valley was expected to bring drier, cooler air toward the East Coast, the agency said.

The chance of showers and thunderstorms will generally decrease in the eastern US on Independence Day, as the low pressure system is forecast to weaken further,” he said.

Meanwhile, heat indices could approach 105-110 degrees with high temperatures in the mid-90s, which can be dangerous if you spend a lot of time outdoors, according to the weather service.

Heat will be the top story across the desert southwest and west coast today and Tuesday“it added, with triple-digit highs forecast in California's Central Valley region and the desert southwest,” the report says.

In sum, earlier this week, the Phoenix office of the National Weather Service forecast 116ºF for Monday, just 2ºF below the record for that date, set in 1907, before the thermometer drops a few degrees in the next three days.

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