Storms broke out yesterday afternoon along the East Coast stretching from Pennsylvania down to South Carolina. Skies are clearing over the Mid-Atlantic region and now the full extent of the damage is revealed.
Storm Reports from yesterday:
With all of these reports of wind damage and tornadoes, it is fortunate that there have been no reports of any injuries.
Some incredible images from WAVY, the NBC affiliate in Hampton Roads, VA. A tornado tore through this town doing extensive damage. Some of the areas that were affected were the downtown as well as a yacht club. The tornado was reported to have been on both land and over the water. This week is the Blackbeard Pirate Festival. Tents were damaged as they were blown over. The wreckage is expected to be cleaned up this morning and the festival will most likely continue to go on this afternoon. All of the pictures below are from WAVY. Check out even more pictures on their website: http://interactives.wavy.com/
(This photo take from an aircraft carrier.)
In the wake of this storm, there were uprooted trees, down powerlines, and crushed boats to name just a few of the issues.
The rain will continue to the north. As the low lifts northward, rain will continue in New England. Rainfall totals will range from 2 to 5 inches with the potential of flooding.
Map showing the rainfall potential for the next 1 to 2 days.
With all of this rain on the the way, the National Weather Service has issued Flood Watches:
Fortunately, improving conditions across the Mid Atlantic Region will mean those folks will get a break from the storms through the rest of the weekend. Severe threat for today is back in the central US including cities such as Amarillo, TX and Pueblo, CO. Another threat exists over the Billings, MT area.
Have a great Saturday!
Meteorologist Gretchen Mishek