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Severe Storm Chances for the East Coast Today

30 Aug 2021, 1:00 pm

A cold front that brought multiple days of severe storms is finally pushing east across the East Coast today. It will however, come with a few severe weather opportunities throughout the day. The biggest threat with any storm that develops will be gusty winds.

Severe Storm Outlook

The Storm Prediction Center has issued a marginal risk (level 1 of 5) for areas shaded in dark green below. Major cities include Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. The primary threat is damaging winds.

Storm Timeline

Storms will develop along the front through the afternoon and evening.

Flood Threat

There is a slight risk for flooding for areas along the Ohio river valley region. A marginal risk for flooding exists along the I-5 corridor.

Forecast rainfall accumulation will be widespread 0.5-1″ with places areas around West Virginia receiving up to 4″+ with some of the heaviest thunderstorms.

Temperature Changes Coming

Although there are chances for severe storms, the cold front will also bring fall like temperatures for many in New England late week! Boston will go from highs in the upper 80s to highs in the 70s late week.

For the latest forecast tune into the Eastern Regional at :10 past the hour.

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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!