Severe Storms to Bring Flooding, Outages, Damage to Region Monday

More scattered showers and storms will pick up around lunchtime as the cold front makes its way into Georgia.

A severe thunderstorm has formed in Chesterfield County, and it will continue northeast at 40 miles per hour towards Richmond and Mechanicsville by 6:15 p.m. The Storm Prediction Center has us under a "Slight" risk of severe weather Monday.

Damaging winds, large hail, brief tornadoes and flash flooding are possible from North Carolina to Maine. Isolated Hail and winds of 60 miles per hour are also possible.

Due to the slow eastward movement, flash flooding is a primary concern, especially in western and northern New Hampshire. Any stronger storms that move over any given area will have the potential to put down a lot of rain in a hurry. Warm and very humid air is in place over the area.

Intense weather is descending on New York City and much of the East Coast this Monday. With the increasing sunshine, our atmosphere is becoming increasingly more unstable.

Today's temperature forecast is a bit tricky as we do have some mid-high level clouds that have rolled in from last night that may take a while to clear but think they will by this afternoon. This is shown in the graphic below, with a almost two-inch bull's eye over the greater D.C. -Baltimore region.

- A hot and muggy morning will give way to the possibility of severe thunderstorms later in the afternoon and evening. The freshening winds will cause wind shear (the difference in wind speed between the ground and regions aloft) to increase, to about 30 to 40 knots.

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