Severe storms turned destructive and deadly yesterday in the south, and the same line of strong storms will span the southeast and extend into the north today from Texas to New York; here’s what you need to know, and today’s weather forecast.
From northern Florida all the way to New York, a line of strong storms will be bringing the threat of heavy rain, flash flooding, large hail, and possible tornadoes.
The biggest threat, however, will be the wind. Gusts ranging between 50-60 miles per hour are expected near the coast, and some areas could see wind gusts in excess of 70 mph.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued some type of weather warning for most of the southeast and northeast today. States and areas under warnings today include northern Florida, eastern Georgia, eastern South Carolina, eastern North Carolina, eastern Virginia, eastern West Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, eastern Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey.
The strong winds that will hammer the east coast on Monday bring a high possibility of power outages. Officials in several states were already warning residents to be prepared for the loss of electricity and interruptions of services.
In New York, both the New York City Mayor and state governor were warning residents to stay home if at all possible.
As of Monday morning, over 1 million people across the south were without power as a result of the weekend storms.
Residents in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia, and Pennsylvania were still waiting for crews to restore power.
In some areas, it could be days until residents see power.
West: San Francisco 62, Los Angeles 66, San Diego 63, Reno 57, Las Vegas 75, Salt Lake City 45, Denver 29.
Northwest & Northern Rockies: Seattle 64, Medford 70, Boise 50, Billings 32, Bismarck 27, Rapid City 30, Cheyenne 29.
Southwest: Phoenix 78, Albuquerque 44, El Paso 78, San Antonio 68, Brownsville 82.
Central & Upper Midwest: Lubbock 52, Dallas 57, Oklahoma City 49, Kansas City 47, Minneapolis 36, Madison 39.
Ohio Valley: Chicago 43, St. Louis 48, Detroit 56, Cincinnati 57, Indianapolis 47.
South: Houston 72, New Orleans 78, Memphis 55, Atlanta 67, Charlotte 78, Jacksonville 84, Tampa 88, Miami 86.
East: Norfolk 82, Washington, D.C. 77, Philadelphia 74, Buffalo 61, New York 67, Boston 58, Bangor 51.