Threat for severe storms lingers over East Coast
Severe weather is possible Friday from the Carolinas northward into the mid-Atlantic
Scattered severe thunderstorms with a threat of wind damage and possibly a couple tornadoes are expected to develop Friday from the Carolinas northward into the Mid-Atlantic.
The Storm Prediction Center has issued the following watches:
- Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 7 p.m. Eastern for Delaware, eastern Maryland, southern and western New Jersey, southeastern Pennsylvania and coastal waters.
This comes as a cold front slowly advances east toward the East Coast. The slow-moving storm system should then gradually begin to edge offshore of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast by Sunday as a weak area of high pressure builds in across the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys, the National Weather Service said.
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The front will interact with a very moist and unstable airmass advancing up across the coastal plain and should result in numerous areas of heavy showers and thunderstorms across the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast.
There will be a concern for some severe weather from the Carolinas northward into the Mid-Atlantic that may result in damaging winds and a couple of tornadoes. Some storms may also produce heavy rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour resulting in localized flash flooding.
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High temperatures will be in the 70s to near 80 degrees in the Northeast, while the Southeast should manage the lower to mid-80s.
The heavy rain and storms will linger across the Northeast on Saturday. While most of the activity will be off the coast, a few intense storms will move through New England potentially containing 60-plus mph winds and hail.
Much nicer conditions are expected Sunday and Memorial Day.
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