Chance of flooding, tornado as severe thunderstorms threaten Greater Boston

Larry Hoffman
May 21, 2019

Early on Saturday, an EF2 tornado with winds of up to 130 miles per hour struck east of Geronimo, Oklahoma.

At 7:28 p.m. the NWS corrected their evaluation to say the tornado touched down in West Cocalico Township.

Forecasters predict the threat of violent thunderstorms, including tornadoes, will spread into the Great Lakes, Ohio Valley and Northeast as the weekend comes to a close. However, attention will turn immediately to the next system, which will bring another round of severe weather.

Dry air colliding with moist air will seemingly outcome in tornadoes within the Plains on Monday.

A separate line of thunderstorms from the same system drenched northern IN and southern MI. On Monday, a swath from North Texas to Iowa looks to be the focus of the most risky weather conditions.

Another 50 million people should be on the lookout for severe weather including fierce winds, large hail and flash flooding, CNN meteorologist Miller said. Several large, violent tornadoes are expected later this afternoon and this evening.

Forecasters flat-out said that a tornado outbreak - including strong, long-track tornadoes - is expected today in the high-risk area.

To put things in perspective, violent tornadoes make up only 0.5% of all tornadoes but account for about half of all tornado deaths, CNN meteorologist Brandon Miller said.

The greatest risk posed to the area will be flooding, due to the saturated nature of the ground. The National Weather Service says they are open to all possibilities and ask anyone with additional info or photos/videos of Sunday's storm, to get in contact with them. On the other hand, the ambiance will birth to lose one of the most considerable ingredients that are considerable to recognize original intense severe weather.

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 10pm on Sunday local time for parts of New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont. The cap should make it harder for storms to develop Monday afternoon across North Texas. Negative winds, very big hail and temporary tornadoes are doable.

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