Severe Storm, Tornado Risk Thursday Philly to DC, Norfolk

Severe StormThere is a risk of thunderstorms with damaging winds and a few tornadoes from Wednesday night to Thursday night in parts of the mid-Atlantic and South.

Strong thunderstorms with a high risk of flash flooding are likely in portions of West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina and northeast Georgia as one or more complexes of thunderstorms roll in from the Midwest late Wednesday night into Thursday.

The storm complexes bring a risk of widespread 60-80 mph wind gusts with even higher gusts locally.

Winds of this magnitude can knock down trees, cause power outages and significant property damage. meteorologists are also concerned that there can be an enhanced tornado threat Thursday afternoon and evening across parts of the mid-Atlantic.

At this time the area of greatest tornado concern Thursday will take aim from Harrisburg, Pa., Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Baltimore and vicinity southeastward to the Delmarva Peninsula, Richmond, Norfolk and southward into northeast North Carolina.

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