Severe weather affects 84 million today, overnight

Severe weather is set to develop and stretch from Arkansas through the Ohio Valley and into New England.

A deep upper-level trough is digging into the eastern half of the country, and at the surface, a cold front is sweeping through the same region. A pattern like this is usually conducive to severe weather outbreaks.

 

Severe winds and damaging gusts are most likely this afternoon and into the overnight. Hail is also a possibility, but that's most likely in a secondary region of expected severe weather along the Idaho-Montana border.

On top of the severe weather, flash flooding is possible since a lot of these thunderstorms will contain heavy rain, especially in the Tennessee Valley where up to three inches of rain is possible.

This active weather is ahead of a strong cold front that will usher in some seriously cold air.

This week is statistically one of the warmest times of the year across the United States, but temperatures for the second half of the week could be anywhere between ten and twenty-five degrees below the average.

This cool down will be brief, though. Temperatures bounce back to near normal conditions by early next week.

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