Already blamed for one death in Alabama, Cindy was expected to keep churning seas and spin off bands of severe weather from eastern Texas to northwestern Florida.
The heat wave comes amid new research findings that nearly 1 in 3 people now experience 20 days a year when the heat reaches deadly levels.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Cindy is expected to approach the coast of southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas late Wednesday or Wednesday night and move inland Thursday.
The Southwestern U.S. is about to feel the wrath of a punishing heat wave that includes a forecast of 120 degrees in Phoenix — a temperature not seen in the desert city in more than 20 years.
The U.S. Coast Guard says water temperatures in the lakes are ranging from the high 30s to the low 50s.
The Live Doppler 15 Weather Team is forecasting temperatures into the 90s for both days.
Steve M. has been taking a canoe to and from his house for those last two weeks.
The National Weather Service planned to send a survey team to Sampson County on Tuesday to determine if the damage came from a tornado or straight-line winds.
There have been no reports of damage, but weather forecasters have issued several flood warnings.
Residents have been asked to leave the flooded West Lakes area by a local fire official. The dam at Sylvan Lake is also being monitored.
The Noble County Commissioners have issued a travel advisory “Warning” for the West Lakes area of Noble County which has been hit hard by flooding. The high water is also creating problems on Sylvan Lake.
Authorities say tornadoes that touched down in three southwest Ohio counties have caused damage while 15 people trapped by flooding had to be rescued from a park.
A Travel Advisory had been issued for Allen County because of flooding which is making dozens of roads impassable.
The order banning motorized boats and other watercraft will remain in effect on the West Lakes chain at least through Memorial Day.
Officials are working to determine if a tornado touched down near there Thursday evening, prompting the issuance of a state of emergency.
The National Weather Service is expected to visit the area tomorrow to assess the damage.
One person was killed when a tornado swept into a mobile home park in Wisconsin and another person died when a twister hit a housing subdivision in Oklahoma, as a massive severe storm system battered an area stretching from the South Plains of Texas to the Great Lakes.
Despite public service announcements, warning signs, barriers and even gates at flood-prone crossings, the majority of flood deaths in America involve people trying to drive through water on flooded roads.
Because of high water levels on Waldron, Steinbarger, Tamarack and Jones lakes, only non-motorized watercraft are allowed until further notice.
Only 5 percent of the U.S. is in drought, the lowest drought footprint the 17-year-old U.S. Drought Monitor has recorded.