Virginia to New Jersey brace for damaging storms, travel disruptions Thursday
After hitting the South and Ohio Valley with severe weather on Wednesday, dangerous and disruptive storms will take aim at the mid-Atlantic coast on Thursday.
People from eastern North Carolina to eastern Virginia, central and eastern Maryland, Delaware, southeastern Pennsylvania and central and southern New Jersey should be prepared for damaging thunderstorms, power outages, urban flooding and travel delays on Thursday.
The severe weather will threaten areas that dealt with damaging thunderstorms and even a few tornadoes less than a week ago.
“Rather than the greatest threat of severe weather being during the late afternoon and evening, this particular threat will mainly be from the morning to the mid-afternoon,” according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Henry Margusity.
The same storm system responsible for severe weather in parts of the central and southeastern United States at midweek will swing into the Northeast.
“The thunderstorms have the potential to bring widespread high winds to the Interstate 95 corridor and coastal areas of the mid-Atlantic,” said AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Bernie Rayno.
A couple of isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out along with large hail, torrential downpours and frequent lightning strikes.
Motorists should be prepared for poor visibility and excess water on the roads.
Airline delays are likely.