Monday, July 14, 2014

Another Day, Another Round of Severe Storms, Floods In Eastern U.S.

A possible tornado north
of Watkins Glen, N.Y on Sunday.
Photo by Mike Taylor via
It's turning into a bit of a broken record in parts of the Northeastern United States and the Ohio Valley.

Severe storms paraded across the region Sunday, setting off some tornado warnings in Pennsylvania, New York and West Virginia.

So far, there have been a couple suspected tornadoes in that region, but no confirmations yet. But there was quite a lot of tree and power line damage, and some damage to homes and other structures.

 Less than a week after a tornado killed four people in upstate New York, another tornado might have touched down north of Watkins Glen, N.Y. Sunday. There were no injuries, and the National Weather Service is investigating.

(UPDATE: National Weather Service in Binghamton, N.Y. has confirmed the storm in Reading, NY, north of Watkins Glen was an EF-1 tornado)

We'll do it all again today as a weather system out ahead of cool spell pushing in from the Midwest will set off more bad weather today.

Severe storms will again rake the Ohio Valley, and in the Northeast from Connecticut south to below Virginia and on into Tennessee and Kentucky.

A weak cold front snuck through northern New York and northern New England last night,  so places like the Adirondacks, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine will actually have a fairly nice day today, with partly sunny skies and just a slight risk of a minor shower or garden variety, minor thunderstorms.

Back in the severe zone, torrential rains might fall as repeated rounds of thunderstorms lumber through today. It already rained a lot in many of those places Sunday, so flash flood watches are up in southern New England and the New York City metro region.

More showers and storms will break out Tuesday in the east. Northern New England, in the sun today, will get into the action Tuesday, though the storms won't be severe there. It'll just be wet day. There will still be a risk of severe storms and flooding in southern New England and on down the coast to North Carolina again.

Finally, the cold front from the Midwest will clear the coast Tuesday night, ending the severe threat, at least for a few days, in the battered Ohio Valley and Northeast.

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