Saturday Severe Weather/High Wind into the East U.S.

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Headline: Timing today’s severe weather/high wind rolling into the East.

Fig. 1: Latest NOAA/NWS weather watch, warning, and advisory areas. High wind is the issue in the Midwest and East today/tonight (see timing charts below). Hardest-hit wind areas where wind gusts could exceed 70 mph are southwest/south Pennsylvania, western Maryland, all of West Virginia, and western portions of Virginia. However, wind gusts exceeding 60 mph reach the Mid-Atlantic Coast.

Fig. 2: Accompanying the high wind is severe thunderstorms with isolated tornadoes possible. A fast-moving squall line brings that risk to the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic, and southwest New England region by 10AM this morning.  

Fig. 3: A second squall line ALSO producing severe thunderstorms moves fast through the Mid-Atlantic and into New England early evening.  

Fig. 4: A band of high wind squalls organized in the central/southern Appalachian Mountains at 3PM this afternoon featuring >70 mph wind gusts.

Fig. 5: High wind gusts >60 mph can strike the BWI/DCA area around 7PM.

Fig. 6: High wind gusts continue, become more widespread, and affect much of the Mid-Atlantic region by 9PM.  

Fig. 7: A high wind event for New England tomorrow morning is expected.  

Fig. 8: Yesterday’s severe weather reports in the Midwest U.S. was historical. Hardest hit was Illinois.