Tornado warning LIVE – Philadelphia, PA & NJ threatened by WILD weather as Storm Fred remnants spark New York flood fear

THE fallout from Hurricane Fred could see tornadoes and widespread flooding hit New Jersey and Pennsylvania, forecasts have warned.

AccuWeather Meteorologist Mary Gilbert said: "Normal monthly rainfall amounts for August in areas from Pennsylvania to southern New York are typically 3 or 4 inches."

She went on to add that nearly a month's worth of rain could fall in just 6-8 hours in some spots.

It comes after widespread flash flood watches were put in place on Wednesday, from upstate New York to West Virginia, Virginia and eastern Kentucky.

Read our Tornado warning live blog below for the latest news and updates…

  • Joseph Gamp

    TEN TORNADOES HAVE ALREADY HIT PENNSYLVANIA DN NEW JERSEY IN THE LAST MONTH

    The National Weather Service confirmed this week that 10 tornadoes struck last month in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

    It remains to be seen how many are confirmed in August, and more severe weather could soon be on the way.

    Storm Team 4 is tracking another system brewing in the Atlantic that may impact the East Coast. 

    Tropical Storm Henri could become a Category 2 hurricane as it moves north, but it is too early to forecast its potential impact.

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    STORM FRED SPAWNED TORNADOES IN GEORGIA AND NORTH CAROLINA

    The storm spawned several apparent tornadoes in Georgia and North Carolina on Tuesday as it dumped heavy rains into the Appalachian mountains.

    According to NBC New York, North Carolina county reportedly received 10 inches of rain.

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    STORM FRED MADE LANDFALL ON MONDAY AFTERNOON

    Storm Fred made landfall Monday afternoon in the Panhandle and then moved into southeast Alabama later at night, the National Hurricane Center said.

    One death was reported — a man whose car hydroplaned near Panama City, Floridaand overturned into a water-filled ditch, according to a report by the Florida Highway Patrol.

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    NEW YORK CITY'S FIVE BOROUGHS COULD RECEIVE A SOAKING

    Total rainfall of 1 to 2 inches is expected for most, with up to 3 inches possible across the Lower Hudson Valley and the Catskills by the time the system moves out late Thursday morning.

    Lingering showers could continue into Friday.

    Flash flood watches are in effect for a handful of far north and west counties into Thursday.

    And while the worst of the storms are expected to stay north and west of New York City, the five boroughs could see some blinding downpours.

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    TRI STATE AREAS UNDER THREAT OF HEAVY RAINFALL AND FLOODING

    While no tornadoes have been confirmed by officials, a tornado warning was issued around 1am in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, and again around 2:30 a.m. in Morristown, Lincoln Park and Kinnelon.

    As the storm system moves north, the warning was expanded to include White Meadow Lake, Rockaway and Lake Telemark.

    Then another warning was issued for Middlesex and Monmouth County before those in Bergen County, NJ.

    Those in Putnam, Rockland and Westchester County, NY, were alerted to seek shelter until 5:15 a.m.

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    NO US IMPACTS EXPECTED FROM STORM GRACE

    Grace has regained tropical storm strength. The system is on a westerly path toward the Yucatan Peninsula, where landfall at hurricane strength is now expected then a second landfall as a hurricane on the coast of mainland Mexico. No U.S. impacts are expected.

    Tropical Storm Henri will continue to meander around Bermuda into Friday before ejecting off to the northeast this weekend. It could churn up rip currents and surf at the Jersey Shore. No direct U.S. impacts are expected.

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    NEW YORK EXPECTED TO BE DRENCHED BY HEAVY RAINFALL

    The National Weather Service (NWS) has downgraded Fred as a post-tropical depression. 

    Flash floods are very much expected as the system moves over the Northeast, including Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. 

    Fred is expected to bring “the threat of heavy rainfall and severe weather into the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic through Friday,” according to the NWS. 

    The agency described conditions as both “cooler and wetter” comparably to the first punishing days after Fred arrived. 

    In fact, multiple states around New York are set to be threatened with severe weather, with “heavy and excessive rain… where numerous instances of flash flooding can be expected as rounds of thunderstorms” fall over the same area.

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    FRED'S 'SCAR'

    The state Department of Transportation described Fred’s damage as "a scar on western North Carolina" and posted a video clip of mud sliding roads and fallen trees and utter destruction by the tornadoes that also hit.

    There were 50,000 people who suffered power outages and as of late afternoon Wednesday 11,600 were still in the dark, the Charlotte Observer reported.

    A total of 98 rescues were conducted during Fred’s wrath and “approximately 250 public safety personnel are conducting rescue operations by boat and aircraft.”

    Since Fred made landfall in Florida, President Joe Biden declared an emergency in the state and "ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, tribal, and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from Tropical Storm Fred," according to a statement from the White House.

    It then barreled into Georgia causing emergency crews to fan out and repair fallen downed power lines and downed trees as numerous schools and colleges in Florida, Alabama and Georgia canceled Tuesday's classes due to the storm.

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    TROPICAL STORM HENRI CLOSING IN ON NEW ENGLAND

    Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Henri is expected to increase its fury to hurricane strength by this weekend as it closes in on New England, Weather.com reported.

    Heavy swells could bring big waves crashing ashore.

    "Swells could increase along the southeast and mid-Atlantic U.S. coasts by the end of the week," the Hurricane Center reported.

    These swells could cause life-threatening surf and rip currents."

    It’s still too early to predict Henri’s path as it is about 300 miles southwest of Bermuda.

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    STORM GRACE TO MAKE LANDFALL IN MEXICO ON THURSDAY FOLLOWING HAITI DEVASTATION

    As Fred continues to punish the US, Tropical Storm Grace gathered the strength to be listed as a Category 1 hurricane on Wednesday as it neared Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. 

    It’s set to make landfall on Thursday.

    Grace already struck in Haiti, causing the search-and-rescue mission following a deadly weekend magnitude 7.2 earthquake to halt on the island.  

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    MAPPED: RAIN FORECAST AS SYSTEM MOVES OVER PENNSYLVANIA, NEW JERSEY AND NEW YORK

    Flash floods are very much expected as the system moves over the Northeast, including Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York

    Fred is expected to bring “the threat of heavy rainfall and severe weather into the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic through Friday,” according to the NWS. 

    The agency described conditions as both “cooler and wetter” comparably to the first punishing days after Fred arrived. 

    Flash floods are very much expected as the system moves over the Northeast, including Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New YorkCredit: NOAA
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    STORM FRED UNLEASHES ‘CATASTROPHIC FLOODING’ IN NORTH CAROLINA AND LEAVES 35 PEOPLE MISSING AS IT HEADS TO NEW YORK

    TROPICAL Storm Fred has left 35 North Carolinians missing as it sets to punish New Yorkers with flash floods. 

    There are three dozen people who remain unaccounted for Wednesday in one North Carolina county after the storm’s torrential floods turned roadways into lakes and brought about widespread blackouts. 

    “We have homes that are completely destroyed and off their foundations,” Haywood County Sheriff Greg Christopher said. 

    “Mobile homes that were moved, and mobile home parks that I would call completely destroyed.”

    The county had declared a state of emergency on Tuesday readying for Fred delivering “landslides and flooding” as well as “power outages, damage to infrastructure and unsafe road conditions.”

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    MAPPED: FLOOD AND TORNADO WARNINGS AS CYCLONE FRED MOVES OFFSHORE

    The National Weather Service has a real time map showing the latest warnings across the US.

    Heavy rain and possible flash flooding lingers today in the East as Post-Tropical Cyclone Fred moves offshore.

    Severe thunderstorms and flash flooding are possible as a potent cold front moves through the north-central U.S. and the Intermountain West…

    Warnings are in place from Thursday 19 August through to Saturday 21 August.

     

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    MORE FLASH FLOOD ALERTS

    A flash flood watch is also in effect from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning for Berks County, the Lehigh Valley and Poconos.

    As of 12:45 a.m. Thursday, the East Branch Brandywine Creek is at 6.6 feet.

    The measurement for rainfall to be classified as flooding is 7 feet.

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    MULTIPLE COUNTIES IN PHILLY UNDER UNDER FLASH FLOOD WARNING

    The following counties are under a flash flood warning until 5:30 a.m:

    • South Central Bucks County;
    • East Central Delaware County;
    •  Southeastern Montgomery County; and
    • Northwestern Philadelphia County.
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      HEAVY RAIN FROM FRED; WESTERN MONSOON CONDITIONS CONTINUE – NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

      The remnants of Fred will bring heavy rainfall, significant flash flooding, gusty winds, and a severe weather threat to the Northeast, the NSW has said.

      Monsoonal moisture will remain in place across the west, resulting in a threat of flash flooding today.

      Severe storms will be possible along a slow moving cold front as it tracks from the Rockies into the upper Midwest through the end of the week.

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