Rare tornado watch issued in Northeast as Beryls remnants bring threat of severe weather, flooding

The combination of the remnants of Hurricane Beryl and a passing frontal boundary will result in a dual severe weather risk for the Northeast, bringing a rare tornado threat along with the chance of significant flooding through at least Thursday morning. Some strong showers and thunderstorms have already started to impact the region but are expected to increase in coverage and intensity throughout the day Wednesday.Throughout its journey across the eastern U.S., Beryl has already posed a prolific tornado threat.Monday witnessed the highest number of Tornado Warnings ever issued on a single day in July, totaling 118.

On Tuesday, several tornadoes were spotted in the Ohio Valley.Now, the threat heads into the Northeast on Wednesday.Across parts of central New York, the tornado threat is its highest in nearly 20 years as Beryl’s remnants move into an area ripe with wind shear and atmospheric instability Wednesday afternoon. “That should say something that should grab your attention,” FOX Weather Meteorologist Craig Herrera said.

“Watch for those supercells to develop this afternoon.You want to make sure that you’ve got a safe spot to go to.”The National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center has since issued a Tornado Watch for portions of Upstate New York, northern and central Pennsylvania and Vermont until 9 p.m.

ET.Along with the tornado threat comes the possibility of scattered damaging wind gusts up to 70 mph.A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is also effective until 10 p.m.

ET for portions of the District Of Columbia, Maryland, southern Pennsylvania, Virginia and far eastern West Virginia.“The greatest tornado threat will likely be within an east-to-west corridor from just southeast of Buffalo to just west of Albany,” SPC forecasters wrote Wednesday morning. The worst weather is expected from mid-afternoon into the evening.Much of the Northeast and New England is at risk of heavy rains and flooding.“The energy is derived from the sou...

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