Storm complex will bring damaging winds to the Great Lakes today

The NEW Severe Storm Watch (above) is in effect for portions of far eastern Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and northern Kentucky until 10 pm ET. This is effective for hail up to ping pong size and winds up to 75 mph.

Energy expelled from the High Plains will move into the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic for another round of severe weather potential today. The threat will continue through Tuesday as persistent storms move closer to shore and keep things active.

The risk of severe weather for the rest of Monday extends from the mid-Atlantic to the Northern Plains, for more information on the severe potential of the Plains, click here.

All severe weather modes will be possible, including the threat of damaging winds, hail, and even a few isolated tornadoes.

In addition to rotating thunderstorms in the Great Lakes region, we may also see some damaging straight line winds reaching up to 60-80 mph for some. Highlighted in blue is the significant wind potential for these states.

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By mid-afternoon, the same complex will move across Lake Michigan with damaging winds of more than 75 mph. If you live north of I-80 in Wisconsin or Michigan, be sure to tie down anything that can fly. More storms will develop at this time along the Warm Front, through Indiana and Ohio.

A powerful line of storms will move across Michigan tonight, bringing torrential rain and damaging winds to the state. Additionally, storms that develop across south-central Ohio have the potential for rotation and severe weather issues as well.

Severe storms continue as the sun sets, especially in the lower Great Lakes and the Detroit metro area. These storms will take all day to reach you, but they will be especially damaging when they arrive.

Storm activity will weaken slightly during the early part of the evening for western Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio, and southern Michigan. Still, a couple of strong overnight storms can’t be ruled out for the mid-Atlantic as the remnants of the complex move forward.

The severe threat will continue Tuesday, with an elevated risk around the Mid-Atlantic from Virginia to North Carolina. This is where we anticipate morning thunderstorm activity to keep things active.

Later in the day, the threat will spread further across the Carolinas and Georgia. Our tornado risk will be during the early part of the day in the mid-Atlantic.

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Strong storms will see our Tuesday play out in areas of Richmond and North Carolina, the remnants of Monday night’s powerful storm complex.

As the day progresses and the initial batch of convection moves offshore, further storm development is anticipated through a very hot and humid environment.

More single cells are activated at the trailing edge of the front on Tuesday afternoon and evening. The main concern with these thunderstorms is heavy rain that could lead to flash flooding, but could also contain the risk of wind and hail damage.

Most of the storm activity will eventually push offshore Tuesday night, with only a few pockets of lingering heavy rain in southern Alabama and along the South Carolina coast.

To learn more about the threat of severe weather in the Northeast and Midwest, join WeatherNation for major weather headlines and the Eastern Regional Forecast at :10 p.m.

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