Midwest, Plains and Southeast will feel summer heat

The Southwest's monsoon season is beginning

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The first official day of summer has arrived, and for many cities, it has felt like it for weeks.  

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Tuesday marks another day of dangerous heat and humidity for the Plains and Midwest, spreading into the Southeast.  

Record-high temperatures in the Midwest on Tuesday, June 21, 2022.

Record-high temperatures in the Midwest on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. (Credit: Fox News)

Many record-high temperatures will be broken on Tuesday and Wednesday.  

Strong-to-severe thunderstorms will be possible over the Midwest and the interior Northeast, down into the mid-Atlantic on Wednesday.  

Storms firing across the country

Storms firing across the country (Credit: Fox News)

Heavy rain could cause flash flooding in isolated areas.

Rain forecast across the Southwest U.S.

Rain forecast across the Southwest U.S. (Credit: Fox News)

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As the monsoon season begins in the Southwest, wet weather is forecast, but too much of a good thing will also bring the risk of flooding.