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Beryl continues to wreak havoc in the United States, and its remains are causing various weather problems.

The remnants of Beryl will interact with a nearly stationary front that extends across the East Coast into the Deep South and Mid-South of the U.S. This will result in severe weather, torrential rain, and strong winds as the front moves northeastward along the front. These impacts are expected over the Great Lakes, Ohio Valley, and Northeast today through Thursday morning.

The government’s storm forecasting center has a Higher riskor 3 out of 5 on the severe storm probability scale, in parts of New York. These include Syracuse, Utica and Ithaca. In addition, Low risk The area was recently expanded from Pennsylvania into Northern Virginia, putting cities such as Baltimore and Washington DC at risk in addition to Scranton and State College, Pennsylvania. The main concerns for both risks are damaging winds over 57 mph and some tornadoes, with higher intensity and less scattering between storms likely in the expanded risk area.

There will also be a rainfall amount of 1 to 3 inches, ranging from eastern Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan to northern parts of the Northeast. There could be even more rain locally, up to 5 inches. This amount of rain will cause flooding, especially in urban, low-lying, and other flood-prone areas. Excessive runoff may also cause flooding of rivers, creeks, and streams.

Flood warnings are in effect in parts of the Midwest and Great Lakes and into the Northeast, including Chicago, South Bend, Indiana; Kalamazoo, Lansing and Detroit, Michigan; Syracuse and Plattsburgh, New York; Montpelier, Vermont; Concord, New Hampshire; and Bangor and Millinocket, Maine.

Aside from thunderstorms, windy to strong conditions will also be expected today from the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley into the Northeast. Wind gusts should generally stay around 30 to 40 mph in these areas. However, some gusts up to 50 mph cannot be ruled out. The combination of saturated soils and breezy winds could lead to downed trees and power lines.

Know the difference between a watch and a warning, if they are issued. A watch means that conditions are favorable for severe weather and you should be alert to rapidly changing conditions. A warning means that severe weather is imminent and you should act quickly to stay safe.

The best way to protect yourself is to be prepared and stay informed about local weather. Pack a severe weather kit with a battery-powered radio, water, and nonperishable food in case you are without power for an extended period of time. Also, check the WeatherBug app regularly for updates on today’s severe weather. Remember, “When it thunders, get indoors!”