After a day of severe weather crossed the interior northeast on Tuesday, the threat will shift to the East Coast for Wednesday. Drenching thunderstorms will come to the Northeast, while severe weather will occur across parts of the coastal Southeast.
A large upper-level system will lead to unsettled weather for yet another day along the East Coast. With a warm and moist air mass in place, storms will have plenty of fuel to work with.
Across the Northeast, the result will be showers and thunderstorms that bring the potential to pour in many of the big cities of the Northeast. Places like Boston, New York and Philadelphia could all be under fire today.
Heavy storms combined with poor drainage in city streets could lead to urban flooding problems. Gusty winds could also accompany any heavier thunderstorms.
Farther south, the threat shifts from flooding to severe weather. Gusty winds and hail will be the primary threat to the Southeast and mid-Atlantic coast.
Cities like Dover, Del., Norfolk, Va., and Myrtle Beach, S.C., will be threatened, among others. Also included in the risk area are the many popular beaches across the region, from southern New Jersey, to the Outer Banks of North Carolina and south to coastal South Carolina.
Between the two areas, north and south, residents and visitors to the region will want to keep an eye to the sky as unsettled weather approaches. Any thunderstorm can bring dangerous cloud-to-ground lightning.
After storms today and tonight, a more pleasant day will be on tap for much of the region, as high pressure moves in from the west.
Warmth is forecast to build over much of the eastern half of the nation by July, with Alaska of all places helping out.
The storms could affect cities from St. Louis to Evansville, Ind., Louisville, Ky., Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio to Huntington, W.Va.
A tornado touched down at Denver International Airport as a severe weather system moved through the area.
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A slow-moving tropical depression will continue to bring torrential rainfall and the risk of flooding to parts of southeastern Mexico, Belize and Guatemala into midweek.
Some of the warmest weather of the year will continue across Alaska over the next few days, challenging more records.
New England (1875)
Severe coastal storm (a possible hurricane) from Cape Cod to Nova Scotia. Eastport, MA reported 57 mph winds.
Indianapolis, IN (1992)
The control tower at the airport was evacuated early in the morning during a severe thunderstorm. One-inch hailstones fell, a 62 mph wind gust occurred, and a tornado was spotted two miles northwest of the airport.
Elizabeth City, NC (1991)
2.83" of rain in 2.5 hours.