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Severe Thunderstorms, Tornadoes for Mid-Atlantic Sunday

By Courtney Spamer, Meteorologist
July 27, 2014; 9:02 PM ET

Thunderstorms will once again turn severe across the Ohio Valley and into the mid-Atlantic through Sunday night.

Following gusty storms across the Midwest Saturday night, the threat for these storms will continue into the second half of the weekend. The system will track east throughout the day, bringing even more violent storms for Sunday afternoon and Sunday night.

Along with the damaging hail and wind gusts that accompanied Saturday's storms, Sunday will have a risk for isolated tornadoes as well.

>This weekend's potent storm brings more severe weather into the Ohio Valley and mid-Atlantic through Sunday night.

Some cities in the line of fire for these storms Sunday afternoon include Cincinnati, Columbus and Cleveland, Ohio; Pittsburgh; Morgantown, West Virginia; and Lexington, Kentucky.

Into Sunday night, the area most at risk will stretch from eastern Kentucky to West Virginia and southern Ohio.

For the nighttime hours, the main threats will become torrential downpours, large hail and damaging winds. These severe thunderstorms will reach as far as the I-95 corridor, threatening cities like Philadelphia and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Baltimore; Washington, D.C.; and Richmond, Virginia.

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Thunderstorms could also be severe from eastern Wisconsin and Michigan. These storms could be capable of large hail and even isolated tornadoes.

As meteorologist Brian Lada warned this past week, "Severe or not, any thunderstorm that develops will be accompanied by lightning, which can in turn bring danger to those in the outdoors."

Already in 2014, 15 deaths across the country have been attributed to lightning strikes.

These typical thunderstorms will be the story on Monday. As this potent system continues eastward, storms will finally move into the Northeast for the start of the new week. However, these thunderstorms are not likely to be severe, producing some locally strong wind gusts across the region.

Behind these storms will be a major cool down for the Great Lakes and mid-Atlantic.

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