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Strong Storms to Rattle Ohio Valley, Northeast Monday

An active second half of the weekend came to an end for locations in the western Great Lakes and Midwest, but not before thunderstorms blasted across the area producing damaging wind gusts, flooding rain and even few tornadoes.

The system responsible for the severe weather in the Midwest this past weekend will now shift eastward into the Ohio River Valley and Northeast for Monday.

As the day progresses, cities such as Cincinnati, Nashville, Tennessee, and Binghamton, New York, will be under the threat for heavy and strong thunderstorms.

"With plenty of moisture being pulled into the northeastern United States today, a strong but slow-moving front will force strong thunderstorms to fire on Monday," AccuWeather Meteorologist Evan Duffey said.

These thunderstorms will have the potential to bring heavy downpours, hail and damaging wind gusts as these storm cells travel southwest to northeast through the afternoon and evening.

The threat for flooding also exists for areas in northeastern Ohio and northwestern Pennsylvania, running parallel to the coast of Lake Erie where rainfall totals could peak at 1-2 inches.

"Heavy downpours will be the most widespread impact. The instability in the area could also allow storms to bring borderline severe weather impacts, like damaging winds and hail as well," said Duffey.

Showers with embedded thunderstorms will be widespread to start the day, however the main line of storms will hold off to the afternoon for southern areas and late evening for northern ones.

"Severe thunderstorms will begin to develop mid-afternoon from Pennsylvania to Kentucky then more eastward," AccuWeather Meteorologist Mike Doll said.

The movement of these storms will prevent many of the bigger East Coast cities such as Philadelphia and Baltimore to miss out on the stronger thunderstorms. However, a couple of thunderstorms are expected to reach the I-95 corridor by the end of the day.

"By early evening, thunderstorms with downpours and perhaps gusty winds will reach the I-95 corridor from New York City to Washington, D.C.," said Doll.

Storms are expected to rapidly decline in strength once the sun sets this evening, with showers and a few rumbles of thunder reaching into New England by daybreak on Tuesday.