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Severe Storms to Sweep Across the East Saturday

A cold front swinging into the East will bring the threat of severe thunderstorms to part of the region during the first half of the weekend.

As is typically the case, the strongest storms are forecast to develop during the afternoon hours and continue through the evening. However, a few strong storms cannot be ruled out during the morning around West Virginia.

These storms can become rather disruptive for anyone with outdoor plans during the first full weekend of summer, especially to those headed to the beach.

AccuWeather MinuteCast® can help to tell you when a thunderstorm is approaching so you know when to seek shelter.

The highest threat for severe weather is forecast to extend from eastern Maryland to northeastern South Carolina.

Storms in this area will not only be capable of producing damaging winds and flooding downpours, but also a few brief tornadoes.

This zone includes cities such as Baltimore; Washington, D.C.; Richmond, Virginia; Raleigh, Charlotte, and Fayetteville, North Carolina; and Columbia and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Saturday's stormy weather isn't expected to stick around for long as the cold front responsible for the thunderstorms pushes off the coast.

This will allow for drier, less humid air to filter across central and southern Appalachia for the second half of the weekend.