Ohio Valley Storms Winding Down Overnight
OHIO – strong to severe thunderstorms rumbled through on Thursday bringing in winds damage and large hail. Through the overnight hours there is an additional risk for severe thunderstorms as the cold front swings through.
Severe and tornado-warned thunderstorms have moved through the Ohio Valley this Tuesday bringing along with it large hail reports and powerful winds strong enough to take trees down and knock out power for some folks.
Hail reports have been as high as 2.5″ in diameter.
The yellow dots are local storm reports related to hail, and the blue dots are related to wind gust reports.
The Storm Prediction Center has highlighted a marginal risk (dark green) for strong storms with the threats of hail, wind and isolated tornadoes for Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Maryland.
The tornado threat has downgraded to a 2% probability.
As a reminder, severe weather winds are 58+ mph or stronger.
Heavy rain along the I-95 corridor will be the primary concern for the overnight hours Tuesday into Wednesday, but most will be loosing their severe storm characteristics.
Most showers and storms will depart the coast by sunrise on Wednesday, with a few pockets of non-severe thunderstorms lingering into northern New England the Chesapeake Bay.
The grounds are saturated in some locations so the Weather Prediction Center has put out an area to monitor for the likelihood of flash flooding or ponding from storms around the I-90 corridor and into western Pennsylvania.
Widespread, most of the region should pick up nearly 2″ of rainfall but a few isolated spots could approach 4″ in total.
Stay with WeatherNation as we bring you the latest on the severe storm chances through the rest of the week.