Earlier today we reported about the stormy weather that impacted the northern states overnight. This looks to be the product of a “derecho” that raced from northern Illinois and Indiana to the mid-Atlantic coast. A derecho is a weather term for a long lived damaging straight-line wind event associated with a fast moving line of severe storms. The Storm Prediction Center is reporting over 860 wind damage reports and two tornadoes. There were also fatalities and injuries. One fatality occurred in North Middletown, Kentucky when a tree fell on a man trying to clear the road.
I’ve attached a report from our sister station WWBT in Richmond, Virginia. More severe storms will be possible in these areas later today.
Thunderstorms will be possible in our area starting tomorrow night and some could be very strong with high winds and frequent cloud to ground lightning.
Fox 6 Meteorologist Wes Wyatt
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