A zone of strong-to-severe thunderstorms will impact towns and communities today along the I-10 corridor from southern Georgia to northern Florida as a storm system races towards the East Coast. However, this storm system will not be as intense as the one which brought severe thunderstorms and tornadoes over the weekend.
This same storm system was responsible for bringing snow to parts of the southern Plains as well as drenching rain and locally strong thunderstorms from eastern Texas to the Deep South on Tuesday.
The storm system, which will move from the Southeast into the mid-Atlantic today, will continue to tap into warm and moist air coming from the south out of the Gulf of Mexico. While a wintry mix falls across portions of the Ohio Valley and then the mid-Atlantic today and tonight, a round of drenching showers and gusty thunderstorms will cross the area.
Showers and thunderstorms are expected along and ahead of the cold front sliding south and east across the Florida Panhandle. Isolated thunderstorms will be ongoing this morning and they will continue to track across the area this afternoon.
The strongest thunderstorms will be possible during the morning and midday hours. By the evening, the front will have sagged southward across the northern Florida Peninsula.
Cities which may be impacted today include Valdosta and Brunswick in southern Georgia as well as Tallahassee, Lake City and Jacksonville in northern Florida.
The main threats from these storms will be strong and gusty winds as well as heavy downpours. Small hail and even an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out with the strongest storms.
An additional 1 to 2 inches of rain are possible across these areas as the storm moves to the east today. Locally higher amounts are possible from heavier storms.
The frontal boundary will bring beneficial rain to the central and southern counties of the Florida Peninsula later this week as the front continues to slowly progress southward.
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New Jersey, NY (1895)
Cherry Hill Tornado in North Jersey caused $50,000 damage; funnel then descended at New York City in Harlem and Woodhaven, where one was killed; ended as a waterspout in Jamaica Bay; New York City damage totalled $43,000. Note: This is not the Cherry Hill in South Jersey.
Mississippi Valley & Great Lakes (1936)
Searing heat across the Upper Mississippi Valley and the Great Lakes: Evansville, IN 107 degrees Alpena, MI 104 degrees Grand Rapids, MI 108 degrees St. Cloud, MN 107 degrees Wisconsin Dells, WI 114 degrees; all-time record. Green Bay, WI 104 degrees Fort Francis, ONT. 108 degrees; highest ever in Ontario Province. Mio, MI 112 degrees, all-time high in state.
The East (1975)
(13th-15th) A stationary front that extended from Maine to Florida caused 3 days of heavy rains from the Appalachians to the Atlantic Coast. River flooding in low-lying areas was reported in PA, NJ, DE, MD, VA and NC. Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD each received more than 3 inches of rain in a 24-hour period. Up to 7 inches of rain fell in 24 hours on parts of Maryland's eastern shore. Northern New Jersey was hit hardest with flash flooding. A total of 6.11 inches of rain fell on Trenton, NJ in a one-hour period. NJ was declared in a state of emergency and officials stated that as much as 34 inches of rain had fallen in the northern half of the state with property damage close to $30 million. Five people drowned.