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Live Blog: Tornado Potential Builds in Stormy East

As the wet weather continues in the East, severe storms are stretching from New York City to Atlanta Thursday.

Downpours and locally damaging winds are striking Hartford, Conn., Scranton, Pa., New York City, Philadelphia, Wilmington, Del., Baltimore, Washington, Richmond, Va., Raleigh and Charlotte, N.C., Columbia, S.C., Atlanta and Montgomery, Ala.

Serious flooding is impacting the heavily traveled I-81, I-85 and I-95 corridors, and thunderstorms are causing numerous flight delays at major airports including JFK and Philadelphia International.

Heavy rain, strong winds and the potential for the tornadoes will continue through the evening.

For the full story, read 'Severe Storms Bring Flash Flood Risk NYC to Atlanta.'


UPDATES: (All times listed in EDT)

3:15 p.m. EDT Thursday: Radar estimated more than 6 inches of rainfall since 9 a.m. this morning, in parts of western Clearfield County, near DuBois, P.a.

2:44 p.m. EDT Thursday: "While a large number of tornadoes is not expected, a couple of short-lived tornadoes are possible in the strongest storms, especially from central Maryland, central and southeastern Pennsylvania and the Delmarva Peninsula to New Jersey and upstate New York into Thursday evening," Expert Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski said.

2:30 p.m. EDT Thursday: Flash flooding and 4 feet of water reported on road outside DuBois mall, local emergency manager reports. All roads surrounding DuBois reported impassable.

1:45 p.m. EDT Thursday: Numerous roads closed in Jefferson and Clearfield counties in Pennsylvania due to flooding. A bridge on East Main St in Sykesville has collapsed, according to the emergency manager.