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Severe weather is developing across two primary areas of the country Monday afternoon and evening.
Mid-Atlantic states from New York City through Philadelphia and Washington D.C will see thunderstorms intensifying across the region bringing a threat for damaging wind gusts to 70 mph, hail, and flash flooding said AccuWearther.com Meteorologist Brian Edwards.
A second area of severe weather is located across the Midwest and Great Lakes from St. Louis, Missouri through Indianapolis, Indiana.
Edwards said thunderstorms intensifying along a cold front will bring a threat for damaging winds of 70 mph and hail to the size of golf balls.
9:12 p.m. EDT Monday: Roadway flooding in Saddle Brook, NJ, with road closures on 5th street and Saddle River Ave., reports NWS spotter.
8:27 p.m. EDT Monday: A storm capable of producing a tornado is tracking toward Mount Holly and Wrightstown, New Jersey.
7:50 p.m. EDT Monday: Flooding reported along roadways in Glen Rock, NJ, reports NWS spotter.
6:50 p.m. EDT Monday: Watch AccuWeather LIVE now for the latest updates on the storms:
6:31 p.m. EDT Monday: More than 11,000 Dominion Electric customers are without power in North Virginia, the utility reports.
5:57 p.m. EDT Monday: Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania:
5:35 p.m. EDT Monday:vMore than 4,000 U.S. flights have been delayed, and another 564 have been canceled, according to FlightStats.
5:31 p.m. EDT Monday:
4:50 p.m. EDT Monday: Watch a special edition of 'AccuWeather Live' now for the latest on the severe storms.
4:10 p.m. EDT Monday: Severe storms with frequent lightning strikes and strong winds will move through the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore areas over the next hour or two said AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski.
After temperatures briefly climb to typical midsummer levels, another cooldown will roll into the Midwest and expand to the East for the last part of July.
A cold front pushing through the Southeast will bring the risk of severe weather to part of the region Thursday.
Tropical Depression Two has lost its battle to become the next Atlantic tropical storm, but it will still increase shower activity across the Caribbean to end the week.
A potent storm system moving out of the Northwest United States will bring an elevated risk of tornadoes to parts of Alberta and Saskatchewan on Thursday.
Severe thunderstorms that blasted areas of Arkansas with damaging winds and heavy rainfall will continue to race through eastern Texas.
As California continues to be plagued by intense drought conditions, some surfers are reaping what may be one of very few benefits to such a dry season.
North Carolina (1975)
Lightning killed 13 cows during a thunderstorm at Kenansville. Heavy rains elsewhere in the state forced the Tar River out of its banks at Greenville, causing 14 families to evacuate their homes.
New York (1975)
Severe thunderstorms in western and central NY: lightning struck a city park in Rochester injuring 12 children, all were playing on a metal jungle gym. One patrolman described the scene as if "someone threw a stick of dynamite in the middle of the crowd and it blew."
Southeastern MA (1990)
Torrential rains: Middleboro 7.20" Bridgewater 5.00" Tauton 4.33" Abington 3.05" Cars were stranded in high water in Fall River, MA.