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Severe Thunderstorms, Tornadoes for Mid-Atlantic Sunday

Thunderstorms once again turn severe across the Ohio Valley and into the mid-Atlantic through Sunday night.

Following gusty storms across the Midwest Saturday night, the threat for these storms continues into the weekend. They system moves to the east throughout the day, bringing even more violent storms for Sunday afternoon and Sunday night.

Along with the damaging hail and wind gusts that accompany Saturday's storms, Sunday will have a risk for isolated tornadoes as well.

Some cities in the line of fire for theses storms Sunday afternoon include Cincinnati, Columbus and Cleveland, Ohio; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Morgantown, W.Va.; and Lexington, Kent.

Into Sunday night, the area most at risk stretches from eastern Kentucky to West Virginia and southern Ohio.

For the nighttime hours, the main threats become torrential downpours, large hail and damaging winds. These severe thunderstorms will reach as far as the I-95 corridor, threatening cities like Harrisburg and Philadelphia, Pa.; Baltimore, Md.; Washington D.C.; and Richmond, Va.

As meteorologist Brian Lada warned this past week, "Severe or not, any thunderstorm that develops will be accompanied by lightning which can in turn bring danger to those in the outdoors."

Already in 2014, 15 deaths across the country have been attributed to fatal lighting strikes.

These typical thunderstorms will be the story on Monday. As this potent system continues eastward, storms finally moves into the Northeast for the start of the new week. However, these thunderstorms are not likely to be severe, only producing some locally strong wind gusts across the region.

Behind these storms will be a major cool down for the Great Lakes and mid-Atlantic.