Latest Thunderstorms News

Storms leave many without power, sparks tornado

Jun. 19, 2018 5:50 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — More than 10,000 people were still without power Tuesday, a day after strong winds and rain from storms in northern New England sparked a tornado in New Hampshire and razed a historic barn in Vermont. Monday afternoon's thunderstorms in New Hampshire knocked out power to 63,000...

Heavy rain, more to come, prompts flood concerns for Iowa

Jun. 19, 2018 5:09 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — With recent heavy rains and more on the way, the National Weather Service says there is a potential for serious flooding in the southern half of Iowa by week's end. While only some scattered thunderstorms are expected across the state for much of Tuesday, more widespread storms and...

Midwestern states endure flash flooding, heat wave

Jun. 17, 2018 7:01 PM EDT

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — Lines of thunderstorms crawled across northern Minnesota and northern Wisconsin on Sunday after overnight flash flooding washed out roads and highways, as a heat wave sent temperatures into the high 90s elsewhere in the Midwest. The National Weather Service issued flood warnings from...

Colorado wildfire forces nearly 2K evacuations amid drought

Jun. 14, 2018 9:17 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The threat of hot, windy weather and thunderstorms Thursday posed more problems for firefighters battling a Colorado wildfire that has forced residents of more than 1,000 homes to evacuate and led to warnings for others to get ready to leave. The fire 13 miles (43 kilometers) north of Durango...

New Mexico weekend weather to produce risk of flash floods

Jun. 14, 2018 2:12 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The National Weather Service says parts of New Mexico may see heavy rain late Friday through late Saturday, creating a risk of flash floods, particularly in terrain recently scarred by wildfires. Forecasters say "a deep surge of moisture" from a tropical storm will move northward...

Hurricane's remnants to drop precipitation on New Mexico

Jun. 13, 2018 11:44 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Remnants of a hurricane that's now a tropical storm are expected to reach New Mexico and expected to provide some precipitation. The National Weather Service says sub-tropical moisture "will create a favorable set up for widespread rainfall, locally heavy at times, Saturday into...

Report: Rain washout may have caused train derailment

Jun. 12, 2018 8:06 AM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal report says a train derailment last month near Washington appears to have been caused by heavy rains washing out the rocks supporting the track. WTOP-FM cites a preliminary National Transportation Safety Board report provided Monday on the freight train that derailed May 19...

Thunderstorms blast through eastern Nebraska into Iowa

Jun. 12, 2018 6:32 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Thunderstorms that blasted through eastern Nebraska into Iowa toppled trees, overturned semitrailers, knocked out power to hundreds of homes and businesses and spawned short-lived tornadoes. The National Weather Service says two drivers were taken to a hospital and other drivers suffered...

Scattered thunderstorms threaten to worsen Iowa flooding

Jun. 11, 2018 10:36 AM EDT

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say minor to moderate flooding along the Cedar River in northeast Iowa could worsen if scattered thunderstorms in the forecast bring heavy rainfall. The National Weather Service said Monday that the Cedar River at Cedar Falls already was more than 3 feet (1 meter) above...

Severe Arkansas thunderstorms drop heavy rain, cuts power

Jun. 9, 2018 9:54 AM EDT

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Residents of southwestern Arkansas are cleaning up after severe thunderstorms toppled trees and disrupted power. The Sentinel-Record reports that thunderstorms packing 60 mph winds and quarter-sized hail blew trees onto homes, roadways and power lines in Garland County Friday...