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No Rest for the East Coast Thanks to Thunderstorm Activity and a Potent Nor'Easter

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After nearly two dozen reports of tornadoes across the central portions of the U.S. on Tuesday, the severe weather risks are going to push to the east on Wednesday and target the heavily populated East Coast in a zone from New Jersey down into Florida.

Here is what you need to know about this stormy activity moving into the middle of the week as well as a look at the nor'easter that is threatening to dump heavy snow across New England.

Interstate 95 Corridor Braces for Midweek Severe Weather

The busy Interstate 95 corridor will be in the bullseye for severe weather on Wednesday as the storm system that stirred up trouble in the central U.S. on Tuesday moves to the east.

Although the intensity of Wednesday's storms are not likely to eclipse Tuesday's activity, they may be powerful enough to cause significant damage across a large part of the Eastern Seaboard.

Strong winds are forecast to be the greatest threat within these storm cells. Gusts will hover between 50 to 60 mph throughout Wednesday night, strong enough to break vulnerable tree limbs and bring down power lines. Large hail is also in the forecast.

Tornadic activity is a possibility in an area from eastern Virginia and up into the northern reaches of Maryland. Cities in the line of fire for these twisters include Richmond, Virginia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.

The highest risk of severe thunderstorms will be focused farther south in the Carolinas and into central Florida. The storms are predicted to ignite along the cold front boundary, ushering in heavy rain and high winds.


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