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Rain and Storms Head Slow For The Northeast

4 Oct 2021, 11:45 am

As a low pressure system has been working through the Great Lakes region, a few funnels and brief tornadoes were spotted yesterday in Michigan, Indiana and Illinois.

Sunday, some mean looking storms were spotted in Michigan:

In fact, rain rotating around this low, with influence from the Great Lakes, allowed for 2-4″+ rainfall totals since Sunday evening.

Severe Potential

As this system moves east through today, the warm front will extend into the northeastern United States and from the Middle Atlantic States through the Delmarva we may see some locally strong to marginally severe thunderstorms that may bring some localized damaging wind gusts through the rest of the late afternoon and into the evening hours.


Storms have already been moving across portions of New York and New England. This rain shield moved in late Sunday night and will continue to bring in the potentially for locally heavy rain and minor flooding possible. Meanwhile in the warm sector a couple isolated storms into the DelMarVa and up through Jersey and Pennsylvania may become severe.


Excessive Rain

Rain amounts will generally be 1-2″ with locally higher totals. But some spots are highlighted as receiving upwards of 4-6″ of rain which would lead to significant flooding.


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Alana Cameron was born and raised in Canada in the city of Mississauga, just outside of Toronto. Alana is the oldest of 4 siblings, all close in age, and grew up playing outside with them in all types of weather. After graduating high school, Alana moved to study at the University of British Columbia in Kelowna for a year before transferring to Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia where sh... Load Moree completed a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Atmospheric Science. Upon completion, Alana moved back to Toronto where she completed a post-grad degree in Meteorology at York University. After her post-grad, she went on to complete another post-grad in Broadcast Journalism - TV News at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario. During her final year of studies she had the privilege of interning with the best in the business in Canada at The Weather Network. Once she finished her internship, she got the call from small-town Denison, Texas where she accepted a job as an on-air meteorologist at KTEN-TV, right in tornado alley, covering severe weather from Sherman/Denison (North Texas) to Ada (Southern Oklahoma). After the most active tornado season Oklahoma had seen in May 2019 (105 tornadoes!) Alana is excited to join WeatherNation to cover weather all across the nation. If you're interested in following her on social media she can be found @alanacameronwx!