Dangerous Storms Sliding Through East Coast
UPDATED 11:45 PM EDT, April 19, 2013
UPDATED By WeatherBug Meteorologist, John Bateman
While much of the East has seen a quiet severe weather season so far, things changed today. A powerful cold front has been triggering dangerous thunderstorms along large stretches of the Interstate 95 corridor from the Southeast to the Northeast.
The storms will be capable of producing heavy rain in a short time period, resulting in flash flooding. One-to-3 inches could pelt the Carolina Piedmont and southeastern Virginia this afternoon and tonight. If you come across water in the road, do not attempt to cross it as it is likely deeper than it appears. Remember: "Turn Around, Don`t Drown!"
The cold front will move into the Atlantic by early Saturday morning, allowing drier cooler air to filter into the East. High pressure will win out this weekend providing ample sunshine and pleasant spring weather from Atlanta to Boston. The exception will be Florida where the cold front will get hung up a bit and produce more rounds of showers and storms this weekend.
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