Torrential rain and severe storms are being unleashed over the Midwest and Northeast Wednesday, carrying the threat of flash flooding, strong winds, hail and tornadoes.
The storms have the potential to impact more than 100 million people in major population centers such as New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Washington, Chicago, Nashville, Tenn., Indianapolis, and St. Louis.
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UPDATES: (All times listed in EDT)
11:25 a.m. EDT, Wednesday: Thunderstorms are affecting Midwestern airports, with the Federal Aviation Administration reporting departure delays at O'Hare and Chicago Midway, some over an hour long. Delayed flights destined for the Eat Coast are causing residual delays at Philadelphia, Newark, JFK and LaGuardia.
11:00 a.m. EDT, Wednesday: Milton, Wis., has received 3.5 inches of rain in the last 24 hours.
9:18 a.m. EDT, Wednesday: Flash flooding reported by a trained spotter in Dane and Rock counties, Wis. Multiple roads closed due to flooding, some with as much as 1 foot of standing water.