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 wet weather pattern will continue across the Seattle area through the first part of the weekend before drier weather moves in for the new week.
While blustery winds will howl on Christmas Day, Harrisburg will continue to escape more typical winter cold until next week.
While blustery winds will usher in colder air on Christmas Day, milder air will then quickly return to Pittsburgh on Friday.
After a blustery and cold weather pattern earlier in the week, temperatures will rebound across the Detroit area and winds will die down for the weekend.
After a blustery, cold weather pattern earlier in the week, temperatures will rebound and winds will die down for the weekend.
While blustery winds will howl on Christmas Day, Boston will continue to escape more typical winter cold until next week.
Texarkana, TX (2000)
Ice storm shut down the area. Complete power failure in the city.
The Northeast (2002)
First snowstorm to affect the region on Christmas day, since 1978. 30 inches fell in Cooperdtown NY, 21" fell in Tobyhanna, PA and 19.5 inches fell in Albany NY.
Trenton, NJ (1776)
Washington crossed ice clogged Delaware, marched on Trenton in driving sleet/snow- storm. 24" had fallen in Virginia, but heavy snow belt veered seaward. British surprised, captured - all recrossed river.