Flash flooding sweeps across the country, record heat hits from Texas to California

Flash flooding sweeps across the country, record heat hits from Texas to California

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Downpours have triggered flash flooding across the country, with torrential rainfall shutting down highways in Colorado and prompting floodwater rescues in New Mexico.

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Parts of Maryland are also underwater, as in Pennsylvania, where the rain closed Hershey Park.

PHOTO: In this July 23, 2018, aerial image provided by The Wyse Choice photography in Hershey, Penn., muddy brown floodwaters in Spring Creek flow beneath the Skyrush roller coaster and the Comet roller coaster at the Hersheypark theme park.The Wyse Choice via AP
In this July 23, 2018, aerial image provided by The Wyse Choice photography in Hershey, Penn., muddy brown floodwaters in Spring Creek flow beneath the Skyrush roller coaster and the Comet roller coaster at the Hersheypark theme park.

PHOTO: Abandoned vehicles and picnic tables sit along Route 645 in Pine Grove, Pa., after flood waters from a storm stalled them, July 23, 2018.David McKeown/Republican-Herald via AP
Abandoned vehicles and picnic tables sit along Route 645 in Pine Grove, Pa., after flood waters from a storm stalled them, July 23, 2018.

Some areas in the Mid-Atlantic are approaching 10 inches of rain already, with more to come.

PHOTO: Heavy rainfall is expected over the next 48 hours on the East Coast.ABC News
Heavy rainfall is expected over the next 48 hours on the East Coast.

Flash flood watches are in effect this week from South Carolina to New York state.

Meanwhile, record heat is enveloping the West.

Waco, Texas, saw its highest ever-recorded temperature of 114 degrees Monday.

Phoenix and Palm Springs, California, hit daily record highs of 115 and 119 degrees, respectively.

It even reached a scorching 122 degrees Monday in Thermal, California, in the Coachella Valley.

And the heat isn’t over.

Highs Tuesday will be in the triple digits from Southern California to Oregon.

It’s expected to reach 113 degrees in Las Vegas, 103 in Dallas and 102 in Burbank this week.

PHOTO: A heat wave is hitting the West Coast.ABC News
A heat wave is hitting the West Coast.

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