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Heavy Rain and Possible Flash Flooding in the Northeast and Northern Mid-Atlantic

A strong cold front will push through the Eastern U.S. today with strong thunderstorms, heavy rain and possible flooding. The main zone for these hazards will be from portions of the Mid-Atlantic into parts of the Northeast, as a tremendous amount of moisture interacts with the cold front. This includes a portion of the I-95 corridor from Baltimore to Philadelphia and New York City. Read More >

Overview

Severe thunderstorms produced tornadoes and heavy rain in parts of east central Illinois during the evening of Friday, September 9th, 2016. Four tornadoes occurred within a one hour period between 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm. The strongest tornado was rated an EF2 in southeast Champaign County south of the towns of Sidney and Homer.

Tornado south of Homer at 6:41 pm. Image courtesy of Jeff Frame.
Tornado south-southeast of Sidney.  Photo Courtesy of Jeff Frame
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