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Drenching, locally gusty thunderstorms are building around the central and eastern Great Lakes tonight and threaten urban and countryside locations with flash flooding.
The risk of life-threatening downpours is building Saturday evening as heating from the day builds towering clouds with torrential rainfall.
The storms rocked the Chicagoland area early in the day Saturday and were rolled into the Detroit and Ft. Wayne, Ind., metro areas during the early evening.
The storms bring the risk of rapid street, highway and basement flooding.
Flash flooding claimed the lives of several people in Pittsburgh Friday evening.
The drenching storms are forecast to roll into Toronto, Buffalo and parts of Ohio and central Indiana Saturday night into Sunday morning.
Next stop for the storms and their torrential rainfall and locally strong winds will be the I-95 Northeast later in the day Sunday.
The storms could change character on Sunday, adding a threat of isolated tornadoes in part of the Northeast.
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While the recent warmth felt across the United Kingdom will last right through the upcoming bank holiday weekend, showers and thunderstorms may dampen some outdoor events.
One more round of heavy, drenching thunderstorms will eye areas from the eastern Ohio Valley to the central Appalachians and mid-Atlantic through Tuesday evening before an extended stretch of dry and pleasantly warm weather returns.
Parts of the Ohio Valley will be at risk for locally severe thunderstorms capable of producing damaging winds and hail into Monday evening.
A needed break from the persistent rounds of showers and thunderstorms is finally on the horizon for the mid-Atlantic, but not before more downpours and locally severe storms occur early this week.
Regardless of whether an organized tropical system takes shape in the Gulf of Mexico for the Memorial Day holiday weekend, the southeastern United States will remain at risk for flooding downpours.
The best weather for the millions of travelers this Memorial Day holiday weekend will be found in the northeastern United States as storms plague those in the South and Plains.
An unsettled weather pattern is expected across central and southern Germany this week as thunderstorms rumble each day.
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