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Severe Weather Targets the East Through Friday

4 Jun 2021, 4:15 pm

Severe storms and even a tornado have been impacting portions of the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic over the last several days. Energy from an upper-level trough continues to move east and will head offshore into the weekend, but first, lingering energy around the trough will keep a chance for severe storms around on Friday. Numerous reports of wind damage and flash flooding were relayed by the Storm Prediction Center through Thursday and Friday.

Severe Outlook

Lingering energy around the base of the trough will provide enough lift to create the potential for a few severe storms on Friday. There is a slight risk (level 2 out of 5) for the Chesapeake Bay area and greater I-95 corridor from Wilmington, DE to New York city, mainly for the concern of wind. However, the risk area stretches from New Jersey to Georgia, with gusty winds and small hail possible.

Forecast

Most of the storms will move offshore by late Friday night, though an isolated strong storm or two can’t be ruled out into Georgia or South Carolina.

Accumulation

Heavy rain led to numerous flooding issues across the Carolinas and Mid-Atlantic Wednesday and Thursday. Heavy downpours could still present a threat for flash flooding on Friday. A marginal risk for excessive rain has been issued from Maryland to Georgia, mainly along the coast.

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Meredith is a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist as designated by the American Meteorological Society.  She was born and raised in Cleveland but has worked from coast to coast covering almost every type of weather.  Meredith is a weather, space, and STEM journalist and has been live out in the field during destructive tropical storms on the Gulf Coast of Florida, raging wildfires in Southern Cali... Load Morefornia, and covered the wreckage from tornadoes in the Great Plains. In 2009, she reported on the damaging hail storm during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and in 2017, the historic California winter storms that produced record rain totals and devastating flash flooding.  Prior to joining WeatherNation, Meredith worked at KEYT/KKFX in Santa Barbara, CA, KOTA-TV in Rapid City, SD, WWSB-TV in Sarasota, FL, and began her career as an intern at WGN-TV in Chicago.  She was Santa Barbara's "Favorite Weathercaster of the Year" in 2016 and the Community Partner of the Year in 2017 for her volunteer work with Make-A-Wish Tri-Counties and awarded with the 2018 Valparaiso University Alumni Association First Decade Achievement Award. Meredith is the current chair of the American Meteorological Society's Station Scientist Committee, which focuses on raising greater awareness & outreach when it comes to science education for viewers.  She's also an accomplished journalist, producing weather and science stories including rocket launches at Vandenberg Air Force Base and the new GOES-16 satellite and it's impacts on weather forecasting.  Meredith was personally invited by NASA's Johnson Space Center to interview astronauts on the International Space Station and was the only meteorologist in the nation to do an exclusive report accompanying the GOES-West satellite from Colorado to Florida, reporting on and covering it's launch in 2018.  Meredith's also worked on features that took her paragliding along the coast, white water rafting in Northern California, learning to surf in the Pacific Ocean, and how to be an aerial photographer while flying a single engine plane!

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