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East Coast Braces for Severe Storms, Heavy Rain

More than 60 million East Coasters from Georgia to New York are under the threat of severe weather Sunday. A severe thunderstorm watch was issued this afternoon spanning from northern Virginia to New York City, covering Washington D.C, Baltimore and Philadelphia, until 10 p.m.

Severe thunderstorms may bring frequent lightning, heavy downpours and flash flooding. Strong winds, hail and isolated tornadoes are possible.

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The threat for severe storms on Sunday stretches along the East Coast from Georgia up to New York.

In Virginia’s Albemarle and Nelson counties, more than seven inches of rain fell Sunday morning, blocking roadways.

Torrential rain was reported in Raleigh, North Carolina, and storms in Gillsville, Georgia, had already brought down trees and damaged homes.

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There is no severe weather threat along the East Coast Monday.

Meanwhile, a separate storm system in the southern Gulf of Mexico is threatening parts of Florida’s west coast, as a tropical depression strengthened into Tropical Storm Colin Sunday afternoon. With winds at 40 miles per hour, the storm is moving north towards Tampa at 9 miles per hour.

The National Hurricane Center forecast calls for this system to make a landfall along the northwestern Florida coast, near the “big bend,” by Monday evening. This system could bring heavy rain and possible flash flooding across northern Florida; as much as three inches of rain is expected with higher amounts possible.

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More rain returns Tuesday of next week.

WLOS News13 Weather


Veterans Day is going to be wonderful for any outdoor activities. Mostly sunny skies today with a few high cirrus clouds. Temperatures will be warm, in the upper 60s to low 70s. Partly cloudy skies tonight and not as cold, with lows in the upper 40s for most.

A cold front will move through the region tonight and early tomorrow. A few showers possible early Thursday, mainly in the high mountain regions. Otherwise, sunshine expected Friday, but cooler temperatures. Highs Friday and Saturday will stay in the 50s with lows dropping below freezing.

More rain returns Tuesday of next week.

News 13’s Ingrid Allstaedt

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