Flooding rain, strong winds and violent thunderstorms are expanding across heavily populated areas of the Northeast.
Flash flooding and damaging winds are concerns with the strongest thunderstorms erupting.
The storms have moved past the major cities along the I-95 corridor, from New York City to Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., but are now erupting from Eastern Long Island and moving toward Boston.
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Rainfall amounts of 1-2 inches are possible along the I-95 corridor in the mid-Atlantic.
(as of 7:00 p.m. EDT)
High winds even without thunderstorms can cause power disruptions from New Jersey and eastern New York through New England.
12:27 a.m. EDT Wednesday: The Mill River in Northampton, Mass., was rapidly approaching flood stage from earlier heavy rain. The water is expected to subside later tonight.
10:24 p.m. EDT Tuesday: Strong thunderstorm wind gusts knocked down multiple trees in East Hampton, Conn.
9:37 p.m. EDT Tuesday: I-95 southbound was closed due to car stranded in floodwaters near exit 16 in Norwalk, Conn.
8:20 p.m. EDT Tuesday: I-95 northbound was closed due to a large downed tree near exit 4 in Cos Cob, Conn.
7:15 p.m. EDT Tuesday: Trees were knocked down on Fairview Ave. in Paramus, N.J., making the road impassable.
6:15 p.m. EDT Tuesday: Flash flooding countywide in Sullivan County, NY. Willowemoc & Callicoon creeks overflowing their banks. 1 to 2 feet of water on roads.
5:43 p.m. EDT Tuesday: Unconfirmed report of a tornado touching down in Bedford County, Tenn. Reports reads that the tornado touched down at a residence along Highway 41A. Dozens of trees were snapped and uprooted and the house sustained roof damage.
5:35 p.m. EDT Tuesday: 2 firefighters were injured after a tree fell in Chester, Pa.
4:55 p.m. EDT Tuesday: Trees down in Delaware, Montgomery and Chester Counties, Pa.
4:53 p.m. EDT Tuesday: Trees and wires down in Schoharie and Columbia Counties, N.Y.
4:00 p.m. EDT Tuesday: Flash flooding reported in York County, Pa. Codorus Creek and Conewago Creek are flooded. Indian Rock Dam Road closed and 15-20 mobile homes were evacuated at Route 74 and Pine Road.
3:43 p.m. EDT Tuesday: Off ramp of I-270 North reported flooded at the Montgomery Avenue exit in Montgomery County, Md.
3:40 p.m. EDT Tuesday: Exit ramp to 209 from PA Turnpike closed. Water rescues occurred.
3:22 p.m. EDT Tuesday: The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for D.C., Southeastern Montgomery County in Central Maryland and Northern Prince Georges County in Central Maryland until 3:45 p.m. EDT.
3:15 p.m. EDT Tuesday: Storms moving through the D.C. area are producing frequent wind gusts of 50 mph and higher.
3:10 p.m. EDT Tuesday: 61 mph wind gust recorded in Arlington County, Va.
2:55 p.m. EDT Tuesday: 1 inch of rain recorded in 20 minutes in Raleigh, N.C.
2:45 p.m EDT Tuesday: Flash flooding is occurring across Frederick County, Md., forcing road closures. Harney Road is closed near Emmitsburg, and Wolfsville Road is close a couple miles northeast of Myersville.
1:56 p.m. EDT Tuesday: Roof partially blown off a house in in Palmyra, Va.
1:45 p.m. EDT Tuesday: Unconfirmed report of a funnel cloud near Glendale Circle in Culpeper County, Va.
1:40 p.m. EDT Tuesday: Flash flooding with 12-18 inches of water over Patrick Street in Frederick, Md., is occurring.
1:00 p.m. EDT Tuesday: Flash flooding is occurring around Winchester, Va., including around the campus of Shenandoah University.
12:55 p.m. EDT Tuesday: Small branches about 1-inch in diameter are snapping from gusty winds.
12:18 p.m. EDT Tuesday: The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch until 7 p.m. EDT for Delaware, eastern Maryland, New Jersey, far southeast New York, and eastern Pennsylvania.
11:02 a.m. EDT Tuesday: The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch until 7 p.m. EDT for parts of D.C., Maryland, northern North Carolina, central and eastern Virginia, and the eastern West Virginia panhandle.
10:20 a.m. EDT Tuesday: A funnel cloud has been spotted 5 miles east of Warsaw, N.C., and hail with up to 0.75-inch diameters fell.
10:17 a.m. EDT Tuesday: The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch until 5:00 p.m. EDT for 24 North Carolina counties.
9:00 a.m. EDT Tuesday: A severe weather watch box is likely for central North Carolina, central Virginia to south-central Pennsylvania.
6:37 a.m. EDT Tuesday: Some cars are stranded in high water over roadways in the Knoxville, Tenn., area.
2:38 a.m. EDT Tuesday: A rock slide is covering a portion of northbound Highway 15 just 1 mile north of Jackson, Ky.
1:35 a.m. EDT Tuesday: Standing water is forcing the closure of Sally Branch Road in Bush, Ky.
A major Thanksgiving Day storm threatens to ruin holiday events across the Central states with flooding rain, snow, a glaze of ice and fog.
Sandra remains on track to target northern Mexico Friday and Saturday, but it should be much weaker at landfall than its current major hurricane status.
Unsettled weather will stretch across the United Kingdom on 27th November as millions set out in search of the best Black Friday deals on offer.
Travel hazards, delays and disruptions associated with rain, ice and snow will continue over the Central states through the balance of the Thanksgiving weekend.
Compared to Thanksgiving Day in 2014, this Thanksgiving will be substantially warmer in the Northeast.
Wet weather will stretch from Texas to Michigan and could impact shoppers and slow travel during Black Friday.
Astoria, Or (1998)
5.56 inches of rain fell, setting a new all-time record. the previous rainfall record was 4.53 inches from January 9, 1966.
Great Appalachian Storm (24th-26th) developed greatest wind force, deepest snow, most severe early-season cold in history of the Northeast: 18.8 inches of snow at Akron, OH; Youngstown, OH, had a maximum 24-hour snowfall of 20.7 inches and a maximum single storm total of 28.7 inches; Steubenville, OH, had a maximum single storm total of 36.3 inches; Pittsburgh, PA, had a maximum 24-hour snowfall of 20.1 inches and a maximum single storm total of 27.7 inches; and Charleston, WV had a maximum 24-hour snowfall of 15.1 inches and a maximum single storm total of 25.6 inches. At coastal stations such as Newark and Boston single-minute wind speeds in excess of 80 mph were registered. There was a 108 mph gust at Newark. Peak gusts of 110 were noticed at Concord, NH; 108 mph at Newark, NJ; and 100 mph at Hartford, CT. Atop Mt. Washington, a wind gust of 160 mph hit from the southeast early on the 26th. Central Park, in the heart of sheltered Manhattan Island, set an 80-year record of 70 mph.
Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton (1971)
Heavy snowfall in the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area. It started to snow the night before, and by about noon Thanksgiving Day 11/25/71, 20.5 inches of snow was reported on the ground at the Avoca, PA airport. Some of the surrounding areas had even more snow. Dallas, PA, had 27 inches and parts of the Poconos had as much as 30 inches. Barn roofs collapsed, power lines were downed, and tree branches were broken. The majority of the snow fell within 12 hours.