A cold front slicing through stifling heat and humidity will give way to vicious thunderstorms this afternoon and evening.
Targeted cities include Boston, Providence, Hartford, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington D.C., Pittsburgh and Cleveland.
On Tuesday, powerful thunderstorms erupted from this same front. Across northern New York, Vermont and New Hampshire, there were dozens of reports of downed trees and large hail.
This afternoon, the thunderstorms will explode farther south across the megalopolis.
Read about the impacts these storms have had so far along the Northeast and eastern coast.
The main threats from these beastly storms will be damaging blasts of wind, hail larger than the size of quarters, dangerous, vivid lightning and blinding downpours.
If you have outdoor plans this afternoon and evening, pay close attention to the weather. Keep an eye to the sky and heed any watches or warnings that may be issued.
If a watch is issued, this means the potential for a dangerous thunderstorm is high, but the threat is not imminent. If a warning is issued, this means a dangerous thunderstorm is imminent, and you should take shelter immediately.
For the latest storm information, please check back often at AccuWeather.com.
The recent stretch of cool weather in Washington, D.C., will depart for Easter weekend.
The recent stretch of cool weather in Philadelphia will depart for Easter weekend.
Temperatures will remain on the rise in Harrisburg, giving way to a mild Easter weekend.
While heavy rain drenches the Southeast from Alabama to the Carolinas, portions of Florida will remain in the path of severe thunderstorms.
Throughout the United States, the greatest potential for the weather to disrupt outdoor plans and festivities on Easter Sunday exists across the Plains.
At least 12 are dead and three are still missing after an avalanche cascaded down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday morning.
SE Virginia (1983)
4" snow at Hampton, 3" snow at Newport News (heaviest snowfalls on record so late in the season).
Colorado Rockies (1992)
Big spring snowstorm... 12" at Vail 8" at Winter Park 10" at Copper Mountain 8" at Aspen
South Dakota (1995)
Spring snows continued. 6-12" and locally 2 feet fell between Mobridge and Aberdeen. A stretch of I-90 had to be closed.