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Tropical Threat for East Coast as Midwest Cools

July 1, 2014; 10:10 AM ET

Tuesday morning

This video shows how a cold front coming into the East will trigger thunderstorms and perhaps interact with a tropical system that is now east of Florida.

The thunderstorms that raked across the Chicago area last evening knocked out power for hundreds od thousands of people, damaged building and toppled trees. The storms weakened rapidly after crossing Michigan and Indiana. This map shows the lightning strokes from 11 a.m. ET yesterday through 10:25 a.m. ET today:

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