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Daily rounds of storms could carry severe weather, flood risks across large swath of U.S. this week

By Renee Duff AccuWeather meteorologist You don’t have to be directly struck by lightning. There are other ways you can get hit, which is why you should never underestimate a thunderstorm. A stagnant weather pattern has set up across the central and eastern United States, sparking daily rounds of showers and heavy thunderstorms into the start of July. The stormy conditions will not only bring hazards...

Tornado pummels Nashville, TN., inflicting multiple deaths, severe damage; season is off to fast start

The outbreak of severe weather will continue to pummel portions of the U.S. this week. Rivers will rise, but most are expected to fall short of flood stage. While there is a statewide tornado warning drill Wednesday morning — it is just a drill and a reminder that tornado season has started and to be prepared in event of severe weather. Tornadoes, hail, lightning, wind and flooding are part of...

AccuWeather’s 2019 total hurricane damage estimate is $22 billion — and it likely isn’t over yet

AccuWeather’s 2019 Atlantic hurricane season is winding down as November nears, though it is certainly not over, as those in the South watching Tropical Storm Nestor in the Gulf of Mexico heading to Florida can attest.   Tropical storm warnings are in effect for portions of the northern Gulf coast of the United States, from the Mississippi-Alabama state border to Yankeetown, Florida.   “There...

Few states will avoid arctic blast this week
as polar vortex gets displaced to the south

  By Kristina Pydynowski AccuWeather.com   As the polar vortex gets displaced to the south, the door will open for arctic air to plunge over the most of the United States as the new week progresses.   Only the Southwest, Hawaii, Alaska and South Florida will escape the grip of the upcoming arctic blast that the polar vortex can be blamed for.   “The polar vortex is a large...

Wet start to work week raises flooding concerns across the East and Midwest

  By Brian Lada AccuWeather.com   The first full week of April will start off on a wet note over the East and Midwest, raising flooding concerns across the regions. A soaking rain is forecast to spread northward across the East as a low pressure system taps into moisture from the Gulf of Mexico with the heaviest rain focusing on the Southeast.   Although rainfall totals are not expected...

Two storms will morph into one, threatening severe weather; advisories, watches in effect

AccuWeather.com     Uncommon February thunderstorms will stretch from the Midwest to the Gulf Coast, threatening severe weather.   Two storms will morph together in the Central states Thursday, creating a drastic change in weather for some locations in the Midwest.   While snow will bring blizzard conditions to Minnesota and Wisconsin, thunderstorms will be brewing only a few hundred...