Severe Storms Threatening Eastern US Thursday, Friday

June 27, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Severe storms will likely impact much of the East Coast on Thursday and Friday, prompting authorities to issue flash flood warnings.

“Large hail and damaging winds are the main threats,” the National Weather Service wrote on its website.

Accuweather.com said that torrential rain–as much as 2 inches in around an hour–could cause flash flooding in some areas. And a few areas could be affected by 60 mile per hour winds.

The storms, Accuweather added, will affect parts of Mississippi, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland, Washington D.C., Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and New York.

It said that Interstate 81, Interstate 85, and Interstate 95 will all be affected, while flight delays are possible.

Weather.com reported that a “tornado or two” could also be spawned out of the storms.

Parts of the Central Plains, including Nebraska, Kansas, and Missouri, as well as Great Lakes region will also potentially see large hail and damaging winds, Weather.com said.

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