A southward-sagging front is triggering not only drenching, but locally severe thunderstorms into Monday night.
Powerful, slow-moving thunderstorms are erupting again from Virginia southward to South Carolina, and reach as far westward as West Virginia.
Impressive thunderstorm ingredients have come together farther south where searing heat and humidity remain firmly entrenched. As a result, the thunderstorms have erupted south of the nation's capital this afternoon.
The most intense thunderstorms will cause damaging wind gusts in excess of 60 mph and hail bigger than the size of quarters.
As of 9:00 p.m. EDT Monday, the storms had already rocked North Carolina with over 2.91 inches of rain in Guilford County and wind gusts to 52 miles per hour. Within the county, there are multiple road closures and significant urban flooding.
Strong winds were also the cause of downed trees and power lines across North and South Carolina.
On Sunday, thunderstorms along this same front caused an extreme blast of wind resulting in large, uprooted trees, flattened cornfields and the collapse of a building near Fredericksburg, Va.
Cities caught in the crosshairs Monday evening include Richmond, Va., Raleigh, N.C., Charlottesville, Va., Greensboro, N.C., Virginia Beach, Va., and Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Anyone in these areas should keep a watchful eye to the sky if thunderstorms approach. Heed all severe weather watches and warnings and be prepared to take swift action.
If you'll be out on the lake or at the beach from the southern Delmarva to Myrtle Beach, you'll need to pay especially close attention to the weather, as the thunderstorms will also contain dangerous, vivid lightning in addition to extreme winds and hail.
Be sure to keep checking back with AccuWeather.com for the latest severe weather information and updates.
While prospects for a white Christmas are grim along the I-95 corridor, many communities from the Great Lakes to the Rockies should enjoy the desired snowy scene for the holiday.
People who are dreaming of a white Christmas across the interior Northwest may see their dreams come true this year as another storm impacts the region.
Several fast-moving storm systems will bring windy and wet weather to the British Isles and northern Europe.
A storm bearing strong winds, heavy snow, torrential rain, thunderstorms and fog will converge on the Northeast and Midwest on Christmas Eve and will likely create ground and flight delays.
As the skies darken Monday night, stargazers will have the chance to witness the streaking glow of the Ursid Meteor Shower, which will radiate from near Polaris.
Biologist Jamie Urqhart discovered dozens of pancakelike saucers floating along Scotland's River Dee.
Chicago, IL (1993)
Only 0.2" of snow to this point in the season an all time low for so late in the season.
Marquette, MI (2000)
113.3" of snow to this point in the season.
Portland, MI (2001)
34 consecutive days with measurable rainfall.