National weather forecast: South faces flooding threat as heavy rain, storms continue


Flood watches and warnings are widespread in Arkansas and Mississippi on Wednesday as continued heavy rain and storms move over the region.   

Heading into tomorrow, expect the threat of flooding to expand into the Tennessee and Ohio River valleys. 

The national forecast for Wednesday, June 9. (Fox News)

The national forecast for Wednesday, June 9. (Fox News)

Gusty winds, low humidity, and ongoing drought conditions will keep the threat for wildfires critical across the Great Basin and Four Corners regions through at least Thursday.   

The current risk of wildfires in the West. (Fox News)

The current risk of wildfires in the West. (Fox News)

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Nearly two dozen large fires are currently in progress across the West, with hot temperatures expected to build late this week into the weekend. 

Expected rainfall through Friday. (Fox News)

Expected rainfall through Friday. (Fox News)

After a brief taste of summertime heat, cooler air moves into the Northeast later this week. 

Janice Dean currently serves as senior meteorologist for FOX News Channel (FNC). In addition, she is the morning meteorologist for FNC’s “FOX and Friends” (weekdays 6-9AM/ET). She joined the network in January 2004. She is the author of several books. Her latest is “Make Your Own Sunshine.” Click here for more information on Janice Dean.

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