The storm system that spawned a killer EF5 tornado in Oklahoma two days ago will wind down as it brings thunderstorms to the eastern U.S. including New York, Detroit and Boston, during the next two days.
A winter storm that has caused at least 2,000 U.S. flights to be scrubbed has triggered a blizzard warning in New York City and may drop more than 2 feet of snow on Boston, leaving thousands without power.
Light snow mixed with rain fell in Washington, where federal offices were closed and more than 1,000 flights scratched, as the city braced for a winter storm that dumped more than 9 inches of snow on Chicago.
Heavy rains and strong winds are expected to sweep across New York City late today and tomorrow, which may hinder air traffic in one of the busiest travel periods of the year, according to the National Weather Service.
The heat that descended on the U.S. East Coast yesterday is forecast to affect New York City all week, according to the National Weather Service, baking workers, back-to-school students and U.S. Open tennis players and fans.
Another day of heavy rain and potential thunderstorms is ahead for the New York City area as flash flood watches and warnings are in effect until 1 a.m. tomorrow, according to the National Weather Service.