A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued with storms targeting the East Coast
Severe weather is set to hit the I-95 corridor, potentially affecting areas from New Jersey to Virginia after storms battered the eastern half of the United States with damaging winds and heavy rain on Monday.
Strong to severe thunderstorms are making their way, affecting nearly 80 million people from southern New England to the Southeast and the area adjacent to the Great Lakes.
A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for parts of North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. This comes as a slow-moving cold front slides along the East Coast.
This is expected to bring more rain and storms that could reach extreme levels, resulting in damaging winds of up to 60 mph and hailstones up to a quarter the size.
Earlier in the morning, widespread rain and storms moved across the mid-Atlantic and Northeast, making for a chaotic start for passengers to their day. Air travelers can also expect delays Tuesday due to wet weather from Boston to New York, according to the FOX Forecast Center.
While severe weather is not expected to be widespread, storm surges could down trees and power lines and cause minor property damage.
A flood warning is in effect for much of the area during the morning, as rain could lead to some flash flooding.
“What we’re working on on the radar right now is more of an inconvenience than anything else. But we had some strong storms last night,” said FOX Weather meteorologist Britta Merwin. “But we’re not done yet.”
Heavy rain fell on Monday on the streets of Washington and Alexandria, Virginia.
Several dogs died due to flash flooding at a D.C. dog daycare after severe storms caused flash floods, officials said. Six feet of water was said to have filled the area as crews worked to extricate those trapped inside their cars and businesses.
NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center placed southern Delaware, eastern Maryland, southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina at level 2 out of 5 on its thunderstorm risk scale.
The highest coverage of severe thunderstorms is expected from the neighboring southern Delmarva area into North Carolina, SPC said.
Some of the larger population centers in the risk area include Virginia Beach, Virginia, Raleigh and Greensboro, North Carolina, and Norfolk and Chesapeake, Virginia.
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