In the southern Plains, record temperatures are possible yet again on Tuesday.
Soaring temperatures on Monday across northwest Texas sent Amarillo and Lubbock to all-time record high temperatures for the month of July, at 110 degrees Fahrenheit.
For the city of Lubbock, Monday became one of the top seven hottest days of all time, according to the local National Weather Service (NWS) forecast office.
Much of the Southern Plains to the Gulf Coast will remain very hot and humid, with air temperatures well into the 100s across portions of Texas and Oklahoma.
Heat indices will soar into the 110 range over parts of the Gulf Coast, and humidity will be oppressive.
There is some relief in sight. Conditions are going to improve a little with less intense heat over the next few days.
Severe storms on Tuesday from central Plains to Midwest
Strong to severe thunderstorms will pop up again Tuesday from the Upper Midwest down into the southern high Plains.
In a pattern that’s typical for this time of year, the storms will develop from the afternoon in the evening across the region.
High winds and hail will be the main concerns, along with dangerous lightning and the risk of flooding with some storms.
Severe thunderstorms swept across northwestern Minnesota on Monday night, bringing reports of hail and tree damage.
Wildfire threat simmers out West
Hot, dry conditions will bring fire weather concerns again for the Great Basin and the southern high Plains.
Firefighters battling blazes in Colorado and Utah may struggle getting them contained due to the conditions.
Coastal problems for New England
An area of low pressure off the coast of New England will bring showers and thunderstorms on Tuesday, along with the risk of localized flooding for the area.
The system is expected to exit into the Canadian Maritimes by Wednesday, but a lingering front could still bring some showers and thunderstorms through the region.