A powerful storm system brought a variety of severe weather to the Eastern Seaboard late on Tuesday, blasting highly populated areas with damaging winds and heavy rain.
Numerous trees were knocked down, thousands lost power for a time and some motorists became stranded in rising floodwaters.
More than 100 reports of strong winds or wind damage were received by the Storm Prediction Center (SPC), with most of the damage occurring between the I-81 and I-95 corridor from Virginia north to southern New England.
Trees were damaged or disrupted travel occurred across nearly a dozen states.
A roof was partially blown off a home in Palmyra, Va. Meanwhile farther north, a wind gust was clocked to 61 mph in Arlington County, Va.
In Chester, Pa., two firefighters were injured when a tree was knocked over by strong thunderstorm wind gusts late in the afternoon.
A garage sustained heavy damage from a falling tree in Deptford Twp., N.J.
Each blue dot represents a report of strong winds or wind damage. For more details, visit the SPC website.
Later in the evening, a large tree crashed onto a home in Manchester, Conn.
Flooding also proved to be a huge problem, as some areas recorded more than 5 inches of rain in just a few hours' time.
In York County, Pa., more than a dozen mobile homes were evacuated due to rising floodwaters.
Later in the evening, two lanes of I-95 were shut down for a time in southern Connecticut due to stranded motorists in floodwaters and a large downed tree.
While there was an enhanced risk for tornadoes throughout the day, there were no official touchdowns. However, there were unconfirmed reports of funnel clouds near Warsaw, N.C., and in Culpeper County, Va.
Fortunately for those who will have plenty of tree damage to clean up on Wednesday, high pressure building in from the west will ensure a cooler, drier day as sunshine returns.
A warmer weather pattern is forecast for much of the Central and Eastern states, while temperatures should throttle back in the Northwest during the middle of August.
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