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Complex of Storms to Bring Damaging Wind to the Great Lakes

13 Jun 2022, 8:10 pm

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for portions of Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia through 1 a.m. ET.

Energy ejecting out of the High Plains will move into the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic for another round of severe weather potential today. The threat will continue into Tuesday as lingering storms close to the Coastline, keep things active.

Monday Night

The risk of severe weather through the rest of Monday, stretches from the Mid-Atlantic all the way back into the northern Plains, for more on the Plains severe potential, click here.

All modes of severe weather will be possible, including the threat for damaging winds, hail, and even a few isolated tornadoes.

In addition to rotating thunderstorms in the Great Lakes region, we may also see some straight line damaging winds get up to 60-80 mph for some. Highlighted in blue is the significant wind potential for these states.

Forecast Timing

A powerful line of storms will move through the Lake Michigan area, brining torrential rain and damaging winds to the state. Additionally, storms that develop through Central-Southern Ohio have the potential for rotation and severe weather concerns too.

Storm activity will weaken some through the first part of the overnight for western PA, eastern Ohio and southern Michigan. Still, a couple strong storms cannot be ruled out overnight for the mid-Atlantic as the remnants of the complex moves through.


The severe threat will continue on Tuesday, with an elevated risk around the Mid-Atlantic from Virginia through North Carolina. This is where we anticipate morning storm activity to keep things active.

Later in the day, the threat will be more widespread through the Carolinas and Georgia. Our risk for tornadoes will be for the first part of the day in the mid-Atlantic.

Forecast Timing

Strong storms will get our Tuesday going for areas in Richmond and North Carolina, the remnants of the powerful complex of storms Monday evening.

As the day progresses and the initial batch of convection moves offshore, more storm development is anticipate through a very hot and humid environment.

More individual cells fire up on the trailing edge of the front Tuesday afternoon and evening. The primary concern with these thunderstorms is heavy rainfall that could lead to flash flooding, but they could also contain the risk for damaging wind and hail.

Most storm activity will push offshore finally by Tuesday evening, with just a few pockets of heavy rain lingering into southern Alabama and along the South Carolina coastline.

For more on the severe weather threat in the Northeast and Midwest, join WeatherNation for the top weather headlines and the Eastern Regional Forecast at :10 past the hour.

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Taban Sharifi grew up in Southern California between Los Angeles and San Diego. She is a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) with the American Meteorological Society (AMS). She has a B.S. in Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Environmental Sciences with a minor in Environmental Systems and Society from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Go Bruins! While in school, Taban was a meteorology... Load More intern with NBC LA. There she helped forecast daily weather for the greater Los Angeles region and created a playbook to deploy weather sensors for NBC owned-and-operated stations across the country. Her first on-air job took her to San Angelo, Texas, where she was a morning meteorologist and co-anchor. Working in West Texas gave her knowledge and experience covering severe storms. From there, she moved to Palm Springs, California. People think forecasting in California is sunshine all the time, but with temperatures in the 120’s, wildfires, damaging winds, floodings, and earthquakes, the forecasting kept her very busy! She also worked there as a general assignment reporter and told community stories. Taban is excited for the challenge and opportunity to forecast nationally with WeatherNation. She also looks forward to exploring all that Colorado has to offer!