Severe weather and tornado warnings have been issued for the Carolinas today as the storms move Northeast.
Over the past few days, a storm system marching across the country has unleashed deadly thunderstorms from the southern Plains into the Southeast. It will be the southern Atlantic Seaboard’s turn to face the vicious storms today.
The thunderstorms will roar eastward from the Appalachians towards the coast as the day unfolds. The potential for severe weather will menace a vast part of the Southeast Coast, from Washington, D.C., to Savannah, Ga.
Some of the storms along this zone will be capable of producing tornadoes. While a tornado outbreak on the same scale as those from Thursday’s and Friday’s severe weather is unlikely, any twisters striking populated areas could be devastating.
Damaging wind gusts are another threat from today’s storms. Gusts past 60 mph at times could damage buildings, topple tractor trailers and down trees and power lines.
The thunderstorms will also unleash torrential downpours, large hail and vivid lightning. An inch or two of rain could pour over some areas in a matter of hours, which could trigger flash flooding problems.
Norfolk, Va., Raleigh, N.C., Charleston, S.C., and Augusta, Ga., are among the cities and towns that lie within the area at risk for these thunderstorms.
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NOTE: As always look for weather alert updates in comments…there are a few right now…~JP