For the third consecutive day, a cold front will ignite severe thunderstorms across the United States on Tuesday with places from eastern New England to the Delmarva Peninsula being the target.
The next round of violent thunderstorms come after a line of severe thunderstorms left a trail of wind damage from Long Island to southeastern New England early Tuesday morning.
"As the day heats up, thunderstorms will develop from the Delmarva region northeast through far eastern New England," stated AccuWeather Meteorologist Becky Elliott.
Cities at risk include Bangor and Portland, Maine; Boston; Providence, Rhode Island; Atlantic City, New Jersey; Rehoboth Beach and Dover, Delaware; Ocean City and Salisbury, Maryland; and Wallops Island, Virginia.
"The strongest thunderstorms will be capable of producing damaging winds gusts and flooding downpours, as well as hail," Elliott continued. "[The strongest] thunderstorms are most likely to occur from the middle afternoon hours through early evening."
A thunderstorm will rattle New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C., Tuesday afternoon, but the greatest potential for the thunderstorms to turn severe will lie to the east.
Regardless of severity, anyone outdoors should seek shelter as soon as thunder is heard. The threat of being struck by lightning will then be immediately present.
Beachgoers should especially keep an eye on the sky and AccuWeather MinuteCast® to stay ahead of the thunderstorms since the sound of crashing waves could drown out rumbles of thunder.
Tuesday marks the third consecutive day of severe thunderstorms erupting along the cold front that has been marching from the Midwest to the Northeast. Thunderstorms on both Sunday and Monday turned deadly with the most recent deaths occurring when a tent collapsed in New Hampshire, killing two people.
The front will finally clear the Northeast's coast by Wednesday, sweeping away the severe weather threat and high humidity. The I-95 corridor will still remain on the warm side, while the interior gets a taste of September.