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Storm to Depart the Northeast Today; Unfortunate Weekend Rain Arrives for Flood Stricken Midwest

A storm will exit northeast across the Canadian Maritimes today with locally heavy snow and strong winds tapering off across eastern New York and northern New England. A weak storm tracking across the Central U.S. this weekend will combine with Gulf moisture to produce additional rainfall and scattered thunderstorms which may worsen ongoing flooding on the Missouri and Mississippi rivers. Read More >

Overview

Several waves of upper level energy interacted with instability and a little bit of shear to provide the region with several rounds of showers and thunderstorms over the 19th and 20th of May 2018. The strongest storms produced 2 EF-1 tornadoes, wind damage and many large hail reports. In addition, the storms moved across many of the same locations, producing between 4 and 6 inches of rain from extreme southeast Kansas into central and south central Missouri, which led to some flooding.

 

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