The Daily Weather Update from FOX Weather: Bret continues journey across Atlantic with 2nd system on its heels

Start your day with the latest weather news – Alerts have been issued in the Caribbean as Tropical Storm Bret is marching toward the Leeward Islands with another tropical disturbance not far behind it.

Welcome to the Daily Weather Update from FOX Weather. It’s Wednesday, June 21, 2023. Not only is it the first day of summer, but it is also Show Your Stripes Day. Start your day the right way with everything you need to know about today's weather. You can also get a quick briefing of national, regional and local weather whenever you like with the FOX Weather Update podcast.

Tropical Storm Bret spins toward Caribbean as Atlantic gets active

The first alerts have been issued in the Caribbean as Tropical Storm Bret spins toward the Leeward Islands. The forecast calls for Bret to be closing in on Barbados by Thursday and holding onto tropical-storm status into the weekend as it moves into the eastern Caribbean Sea.

Trailing behind Tropical Storm Bret is a tropical disturbance called Invest 93L. It has a high chance of developing into something more substantial within the next couple of days.

The tropical weather outlook for the Atlantic Ocean.
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Things to know

Extreme heat continues cooking southern US

Nearly all of Texas is under an Excessive Heat Warning as a heat wave has dragged on for nearly a week. Power regulators asked Texans to conserve energy as demand for electricity spikes. Heat alerts also extend into neighboring Oklahoma, Louisiana and New Mexico.

Heat alerts are in effect June 21, 2023.
(FOX Weather)


Severe storms, flooding rain threaten 2 different regions

Severe weather and flash flooding are possible in two different parts of the country Wednesday. The Great Plains have the greatest risk to see storms that could produce tornadoes, hail and damaging wind. However, parts of the Southeast also have a chance of severe storms. On top of that, these storms could dump tremendous amounts of rain and create flooding, similar to what was seen in North Carolina on Tuesday.

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