Violent storms are expected to rumble toward the Eastern Seaboard today as a cold front races eastward. Many of these storms will be capable of producing damaging winds and hail. There could even be a few tornadoes.
A squall line of severe thunderstorms toppled trees and power lines from Texas to Indiana on Tuesday. A few tornadoes were even reported and several people were injured.
This squall line will continue to progress eastward through Wednesday, reaching the East Coast later in the evening. Winds can gust up to 70 mph in the strongest storms.
Although the day will start out springlike across the Southeast, conditions will deteriorate rapidly as storms move in from the west. In the wake of the storms, much chillier air will pour south and eastward.
While the severe threat is not expected to be as widespread as Tuesday, it still has the potential to cause problems. In addition to the high winds, torrential downpours can cause localized flooding.
Airline flights will no doubt be delayed in many places, including major hubs such as Atlanta, Charlotte and Washington, D.C.
Damaging winds could stretch as far north as the Mason-Dixon Line. The severe threat should wane by late evening as most of the storms move into the Atlantic.
While a severe weather outbreak of this scope isn't unprecedented this early in the year, it certainly isn't the norm. Looking forward, a return to chilly, wintry conditions is anticipated to close the week.
With more than 8 feet of snow accumulating across Boston since January, clogged city streets have made available parking spaces a hot commodity.
A volcano erupted in southern Chile early Tuesday morning, prompting the evacuation of nearby communities.
As another winter storm ramps up, snow and ice has begun to pummel the Midwest before the storm eventually moves into the Northeast.
A new storm will spread a swath of snow and sleet spanning more than 1,500 miles from northern Texas to Massachusetts, during Wednesday into Thursday.
Yet another winter storm is taking aim at the Northeast and Midwest with some snow, but also significant problems due to flooding and ice on Tuesday night and into early Wednesday.
February 2015 has come to an end with numerous monthly records set across the United States.
A dust storm reduced visibility to near zero along sections of I-10 in Cochise County. Twenty-five vehicles were in accidents and two people were killed.
Ontario, Canada (1996)
Snow squalls resulted in the closure of most highways in Southeastern Ontario near Lake Huron. Also, there was a 38-car pileup just north of Toronto.
South Florida (2007)
Record high of 89 in Fort Lauderdale.(Old record was 87 in 2001.) Miami recorded 90; breaking the record of 87 in 2001.