Severe weather chances are looking much higher and stronger today for portion of Midwest/Ohio Valley eastward to the Mid-Atlantic Coast. Right now it looks like this will be a damaging wind event, but we can't rule out some large hail and isolated tornadoes.
You can see a slight risk from Illinois to New Jersey...this lines up with the location of a stationary front that will help produce today's storms.
Unfortunately all the severe weather risks will be in today's forecast with damaging winds being the strongest risk for this afternoon.
They strongest storms will be moving through the Mid-Atlantic later this afternoon and through the early evening. These are the storms that will likely produce damaging winds and large hail.
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Meteorologist Patrick Crawford