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Northeast, central U.S. at risk of severe storms

English.news.cn   2014-07-11 05:42:23

WASHINGTON, July 10 (Xinhua) -- Meteorologists warned Thursday that northeast and central areas of the United States will again experience a potential for an outbreak of severe storms lasting multiple days over this weekend.

Last week, some areas in northeast U.S. encountered severe weather brought by Hurricane Arthur, leaving not only disturbance on Independence Day celebration events, but also property damage and some casualties.

According to meteorologists at the Storm Prediction Center, portions of the regions have been the target of severe weather recently and it seems the atmosphere may send more rounds of strong, dangerous and damaging storms there, from Friday to Monday.

The greatest overall risk will be high wind gusts that can down trees, bring property damage and cause power outages, said meteorologists.

The developing weather pattern for next week will result in unusually low temperature readings, both day and night, from the Midwest to the Northeast next week during what is typically the hottest part of the year.

The push of cool air contributing to the potential severe weather outbreak is associated with former Super Typhoon Neoguri in the Pacific Ocean curving away from mainland Asia.

The storms and cold air is expected to ravage a number of major cities in northeast and central U.S. including Washington, New York, Boston, Kansas, Missouri, Chicago and Detroit.

Experts warned that people traveling either a short distance to and from work or cross-country should be prepared for delays early next week. As is typically the case, the bulk of the storms will occur during the afternoon and evening but there will be some exceptions.

Editor: yan
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