More Extreme Weather To Hit East Coast


Kay Smythe News and Commentary Writer
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More extreme weather is expected to strike the eastern U.S. on Thursday, with reports and forecasts warning of tornadoes, flash flooding, heavy rainfall and thunderstorms.

The National Weather Service said Wednesday that a strong cold front will hit the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region Thursday, bringing extreme weather to the entire region. There is a margin risk for severe thunderstorms over parts of the area as of Thursday as the enormous weather system pushes across all the way from Wisconsin to Georgia.

Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee received tornadoes, hail, and wind warnings late Wednesday night. Strong to severe storms are also possible in the area stretching from central New York, to eastern Pennsylvania, and western New Jersey, down to Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia, including all major cities along the I-95 corridor, the New York Post reported.

The same region risks flash floods as the cold front pushing down from Canada meets with moisture coming off the Gulf of Mexico, the outlet continued. Once the cold front has moved through, dramatic temperature drops are expected, accompanied by potentially 40 to 50 mph wind gusts. (RELATED: The Weird Ways Brits Are Prepping For Energy Shortages)

At least six tornadoes were reported in Wisconsin on Wednesday, but the NWS still needs to survey the sites and damage to make the final numerical determination, according to Fox 6. A majority of the tornado reports came from the suburbs of Milwaukee with either the tornadoes or storm conditions causing mass power outages throughout the region, AccuWeather reported.