Severe weather targeting Mid-Atlantic

Today's risk for severe weather could bring more tornadoes.

The same cold front that brought strong winds, large hail and a few tornadoes from Florida to Ohio is headed for the Carolinas and Virginia.

Warm, humid air is already in place in the Southeast, providing the unstable atmosphere necessary for severe thunderstorm development. The Storm Prediction Center has already issued a slight risk from South Carolina to south-central Pennsylvania.


Strong winds are the biggest threat, but a few isolated tornadoes and some large hail are all possibilities.

Any severe weather will likely be scattered across this area. A large line of storms or a huge outbreak is unlikely at this point.

Wednesday was a similar situation across the Ohio Valley, and that system still spawned a few tornadoes.


As the week winds down and the country heads into the weekend, the weather pattern should become much calmer without much of a risk for severe weather.

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