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Severe thunderstorms packing damaging wind gusts, hail and torrential downpours were pushing eastward late Wednesday, aiming for the central and northern Appalachians.
The storms posed a significant risk to lives and property.
Some communities can be hit with power outages and road closures with wind gusts in excess of 60 mph and 2 inches of rain in an hour's time.
States impacted by the storms into Wednesday night include, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, West Virginia, Kentucky, Maryland, Virginia and Tennessee.
10:22 p.m. EDT Wednesday: A storm in Rome, New York brought heavy downpours for 30 minutes. In that time, a total of one inch of rain fell.9:40 p.m. EDT Wednesday: After storms slammed Pittsburgh, Pa., multiple rainbows were seen.
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9:10 p.m. EDT Wednesday: A 911 call center reported water three feet deep on Ray Road northeast of Youngstown, Pa., in Harrisville, due to flash flooding.8:50 p.m. EDT Wednesday:Heavy rain and severe thunderstorms caused flash flooding throughout central Pennsylvania.
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8:40 p.m. EDT Wednesday: Heavy rain and thunderstorms created flash flooding in State College, Pa. The 911 call center reported Thompson Run Creek was out of its banks and East College Avenue was flooded.
8:20 p.m. EDT Wednesday: "The main threat with the storms are drenching downpours and locally damaging wind gusts," said AccuWeather.com Meteorologist, Erik Pindrock. The line of showers and gusty thunderstorms extend from south-central New York through central Pennsylvania and down into West Virginia. "Storms will sag southward through the evening but gradually weaken as they approach the megalopolis of the I-95 corridor late tonight," said Pindrock.
7:35 p.m. EDT Wednesday: In Punxsutawney, Pa., two inches of rain fell in just one hour, reported trained spotter.
7:20 p.m. EDT Wednesday:
6:55 p.m. EDT Wednesday: Emergency management reported a house surrounded by water due to flash flooding. A water rescue took place north of Pittsburgh, Pa., in Aliquippa.
6:00 p.m. EDT Wednesday: Landslide due to flash flooding on Douglas Road just south of Pittsburgh, Pa., in Elizabeth, reported emergency management.
5:45 p.m. EDT Wednesday: Numerous roads closed and cars stranded due to flash flooding in New Castle, Pa., reported by emergency manager.
5:16 p.m. EDT Wednesday: Excessive flight delays reported at Port Columbus International airport due to thunderstorms and heavy rain. Cleveland Hopkins International Airport cancelled 23 arrival flights and delayed 82. The airport also cancelled 27 departure flights and delayed another 110.
4:40 p.m. EDT Wednesday: Tornado confirmed by trained spotter south of New Castle in Lawrence County, Pa.
4:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday: Killbuck Creek flooded along Route 302 in Wooster, Ohio. Water was as deep as the guard rails on the highway.
4:25 p.m. EDT Wednesday: Police spotted a funnel cloud over North Beaver, Pa., south of New Castle.
4:16 p.m. EDT Wednesday: Wind gusted to 71 mph at Port Columbus Airport, Ohio, recorded by NWS.
4:10 p.m. EDT Wednesday: A train was derailed by thunderstorm winds in Melbern, Ohio, southwest of Toledo, reported by emergency manager. Multiple power lines and trees also downed.
3:46 p.m. EDT Wednesday: Mesonet recorded a thunderstorm wind gust of 86 mph, northwest of Columbus, Ohio, in St. Marys.
2:35 p.m. EDT Wednesday: Possible tornado developing near Cleveland, Ohio.
2:19 p.m. EDT Wednesday: Trained spotter reported rotating wall cloud in Bedford Heights, Ohio.
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