On Monday, the United States experienced over 300 severe storm reports, mainly along the East Coast from New Hampshire to South Carolina.

Gusty winds of 60 to 66 miles per hour were reported from New York to North Carolina, accompanied by golf ball-sized hail that damaged cars in the latter state.

Some areas in New Jersey received nearly half a foot of rain, leading to road flooding, while tornado warnings were issued but no actual tornadoes were reported as of Tuesday morning.

Thunderstorms are forecasted for Tuesday, with lightning, flooding rain, and gusty winds expected from North Carolina to New England, primarily along Interstate 95.

The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch from Delaware to Maine, with potential local rainfall amounts of up to 4 inches.

Another severe weather system is moving eastward across the country, affecting the central Plains and parts of the South, including South Dakota, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. Damaging winds, large hail, and a few tornadoes are possible.

A heat wave continues to affect the South and is expected to expand into southern parts of the Midwest and the Mid-South, including Tennessee, southern Illinois, and Indiana.

The hottest days are forecasted to be Tuesday through Thursday, with temperatures feeling like nearly 120 degrees Fahrenheit in some areas across the southern half of the country.

Thirteen states, including Arizona, southern Illinois, and northern Florida, were under a heat alert as of Tuesday morning, with major cities like Houston, Austin, New Orleans, and Orlando potentially experiencing record high temperatures.

Del Rio, Texas, reported a record high of 111 degrees Fahrenheit for the ninth consecutive day on Monday, while San Angelo, Texas, recorded a high of 112 degrees Fahrenheit. The extreme heat will persist in parts of Texas and the Deep South into the weekend.