12 States and 30 Million People at Risk during Multi-Day Severe Weather Outbreak


Over the next three days, 30 million people across a dozen states will be at risk of multi-day severe weather outbreak. Already, over half a million are without power in the Northeast and nearly 39,000 in Texas.

The record-setting bomb cyclone that wreaked havoc across the West over the weekend and on Monday will move eastward across the US this week, bringing the possibility of severe weather across at least a dozen states during the rest of the week.

Over half a million without power in northeast, flooding risk and rain continues

A powerful nor’easter dumped massive amounts of rain over parts of New England and the Northeast on Tuesday, leaving millions without electricity.

As of 5:16 AM on Wednesday, 475,676 were without power in Massachusetts, 89,791 in Rhode Island, 21,216 in Maine, 16,502 in New York, 16,114 in Connecticut, 6,526 in New Hampshire, 1,571 in Pennsylvania, and 3,469 in Virginia, according to poweroutage.us.

New York and New Jersey have seen serious flooding in emergency crews have carried out dozens of rescues, NBC reported.

Hurricane-force winds will also be a concern in the Northeast for Wednesday.

The National Weather Service in Boston tweeted: “Winds gusting over hurricane force across southeast Massachusetts. Numerous downed trees. TRAVEL IS NOT RECOMMENDED early this morning in southeast MA.”

Wind alerts in Northeast

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a number of alerts for the Northeast for Wednesday:

Wind advisory: Coastal areas and inland for Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.

Storm warning: Coastal waters off Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Long Island, and New Jersey.

Coastal flood advisory: New Jersey, Delaware, southeastern Pennsylvania, and Eastern Maryland.

30 million at risk in 12 states during potential multi-day severe weather outbreak

As the weather system that delivered a bomb cyclone to the West moves eastward Wednesday through Friday, thunderstorms will bring the risk of severe weather flooding from the central US, into the South, Southeast, and mid-Atlantic.

Here is your multi-day outlook according to the latest forecast by the National Weather Service (NWS):

Wednesday: Thunderstorms over the central US, South, and Midsouth. Potential severe weather along the Gulf Coast will impact southeastern and eastern Texas, central and southern Louisiana, southern Mississippi, southern Alabama, and the western Florida Panhandle.

Thursday: Rain from the central US into the mid-Atlantic. Thunderstorms over the South, Midsouth, and Southeast. Potential severe weather will span from central and northern Florida along the southeast coast over portions of Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. To the west, rain over Oregon, Washington, and Idaho, with potential flooding rain over northwest Washington.

Friday: Rain over the South, Midsouth, Ohio Valley, mid-Atlantic, and Northeast. Potential flooding rain over portions of Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. Thunderstorms over western Florida along the Gulf. In the West, thunderstorms over Northern California and southern Oregon, with rain scattered over Washington, Idaho, and Montana.