Dangerous Weather for Southeast and Northeast, Easter Storms Turn Deadly

WCBD News 2

The same line of strong storms that turned deadly in the south on Easter Sunday will move through the southeast and northeast today bringing severe weather, especially damaging winds, and the potential for power outages and isolated tornadoes; plus, more of today’s weather news and forecast.

Severe weather warnings for East Coast

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued weather-related warnings and watches for at least 11 states on Monday including 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 risks included in today’s severe weather outbreak are heavy rain, flash flooding, damaging winds, large hail, and potential tornadoes.

The same line of storms expected to hammer the southeast and northeast today are those that left at least 18 people dead in the south on Easter Sunday, as well as destroyed hundreds of buildings in several states.

The hardest hit states on Sunday were Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee. Louisiana’s governor declared a state of emergency.

Power outages already occurring due to strong winds on east coast

Officials across the East Coast were already warning in advance that severe weather in the area on Monday could bring power outages and thousands are already without power in New Jersey due to strong winds.

Sustained winds between 35-45 miles per hour are expected, while wind gusts in the range of 50-60 miles per hour are anticipated. Some areas could see gusts exceeding 70 mph.

As of Monday morning, over 1 million people in more than a dozen southern states were without power in the aftermath of Easter Sunday’s storms.

Today’s high temperatures and forecast around the US

West: San Francisco 62, partly cloudy; Los Angeles 66, partly cloudy; San Diego 63, Reno 57, Sonny; Las Vegas 75, Sonny; Salt Lake City 45, partly cloudy; Denver 29, snow.

Northwest & Northern Rockies: Seattle 64, mostly sunny; Medford 70, sunny; Boise 50, mostly sunny; Billings 32, mostly cloudy; Bismarck 27, windy; Rapid City 30, windy; Cheyenne 29, snow.

Southwest: Phoenix 78, partly cloudy; Albuquerque 44, mixed precipitation; El Paso 78, windy; San Antonio 68, sunny; Brownsville 82, mostly sunny.

Central & Upper Midwest: Lubbock 52, partly cloudy; Dallas 57, sunny; Oklahoma City 49, cloudy; Kansas City 47, mostly sunny; Minneapolis 36, partly cloudy; Madison 39, cloudy.

Ohio Valley: Chicago 43, windy; St. Louis 48, windy; Detroit 56, windy; Cincinnati 57, windy; Indianapolis 47, cloudy.

South: Houston 72, sunny; New Orleans 78, partly cloudy; Memphis 55, partly cloudy; Atlanta 67, partly cloudy; Charlotte 78, windy; Jacksonville 84, thunderstorms; Tampa 88, partly cloudy; Miami 86, partly cloudy.

East: Norfolk 82, thunderstorms; Washington, D.C. 77, thunderstorms; Philadelphia 74, thunderstorms; Buffalo 61, rain; New York 67, thunderstorms; Boston 58, rain; Bangor 51, rain.