Gusty Storms Move Eastward Sunday

By Courtney Spamer, Meteorologist
December 22, 2013; 8:08 AM ET
Share |
Play video Click the above video for Breaking Weather across the country.

The cold front that marched eastward across the country to start the weekend moves east of the Appalachians on Sunday bringing more gusty winds.

Saturday's storms produced wind gusts as high as 70 mph as well as spawning a few tornadoes.

After hitting the mountains, storms will weaken slightly, therefore lessening the threat for strong storms.

Despite the weakening storms, the slow front will bring substantial rainfall through Kentucky and Tennessee to the Gulf Coast.

RELATED: Winter Weather Center
Christmas Travel at Risk
Interactive Weather Radar

However, with the clash of cold air with the abnormal warmth ahead of the front, higher wind gusts are still likely.

Winds could reach 60 mph in some places as the front passes across the Southeast. Some of these winds could be strong enough to cause damage, especially to tree limbs and power lines.

This front will keep moving eastward through late Sunday and bring showers to the coastlines on Monday. However, holiday travel on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day looks less hectic in the Southeast.


Comments left here should adhere to the Community Guidelines. Profanity, personal attacks, and spam will not be tolerated.

More Weather News

Daily U.S. Extremes

past 24 hours

  Extreme Location
High N/A
Low N/A
Precip N/A


This Day In Weather History

Elizabeth, PA (1979)
A heavy thunderstorm at Elizabeth, PA, 20 miles SE of Pittsburgh, tore the roof off an apartment building and downed about 100 trees. Trees were also knocked over at McKeesport, PA.

Dearborn Co., IN (1864)
A railroad train on a Cincinnati to Chicago run lost a right of way meeting with a tornado. Accident occurred in Dearborn Co., SE IN, 15 miles from Laurenceburg at 5:45 PM. Train lifted off track - over 30 persons injured.

East Indies (1883)
Krakatoa volcano exploded - spectacular red sunsets over U.S. in November and December of that year.

Rough Weather