A large, powerful storm system responsible for tornadoes and blizzard conditions through the central U.S. over the weekend will move steadily northeast. Today, the severe threat will shift to portions of the interior East coast. The eastern Great Lakes and central Appalachians in particular will be targeted by damaging winds, hail, and isolated tornadoes.

Monday Update:

Plenty of upper level wind energy will be available for severe storms today. However, current cloud cover and rain through the eastern Great Lakes may hamper instability. We’re expecting powerful storms to break out from south-central New York, southward through central Pennsylvania and northern Virginia by mid afternoon. These storms will sprint eastward with widespread damaging winds gusting as high as 75 mph. Power outages will be common thanks to many trees and large branches coming down. In addition, large hail to 1.5″ and a couple of tornadoes could also occur.

We’ll update our Twitter and Facebook feeds as storms develop.

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