The Associated Press said on Wednesday that a gargantuan line of dangerous thunderstorms could affect up to 20 percent of the population as it heads from the Midwest to Maryland and Washington, D.C.
The storms could bring harsh winds, hair, lightning, and tornadoes.
According to the story: "Meteorologist are warning that the continuous line of storms may even spawn an unusual weather event called a derecho (duh-RAY'-choh), which is a massive storm of strong straight-line winds spanning at least 240 miles. Wednesday's storms are also likely to generate tornadoes and cause power outages that will be followed by oppressive heat, said Bill Bunting, operations chief at the National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla. The risk of severe weather in Chicago, Indianapolis, Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio, is roughly 45 times higher than on a normal June day, Bunting said. Detroit, Baltimore, Washington, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh and Louisville, Ky., have a risk level 15 times more than normal. All told, the area the weather service considers to be under heightened risk of dangerous weather includes 64 million people in 10 states.
None of the reports so far indicated that the Northeast will get any of these storms. The Accuweather forecast for Hudson County, which you can see by clicking the top right of our homepage, includes a prediction for rain and potential flooding tomorrow (Thursday), but sunny weather for the seven days after that. Come back here for updates.
Will the nation's weather get worse before it gets better? What can our region expect this summer as the nation suffers such outrageous weather?
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