After a destructive weekend in the Plains and South due to severe weather, the risk tonight shifts into the East. Tornado and Severe Thunderstorm Watches have been issued for a half dozen states, with more likely to be issued throughout the evening. An enhanced risk for severe thunderstorms extends from New York to Virginia, with a slight risk into the Mid Atlantic.
Isolated tornadoes are possible this evening, most likely closer to a low pressure center and warm front into the Northeast. With surface winds from the south and upper level winds from the southwest, wind shear is enhanced ahead of the low.
Strong, damaging winds greater than 60 mph are the biggest threat tonight. As the system races eastward, a cold front will be the focus for thunderstorm development. Storms will head into the Atlantic Ocean overnight.
There is a marginal risk for severe thunderstorms along the Texas Coast on Tuesday and Wednesday.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels