Update at 2:40pm EDT.
An additional watch has been issued.
The tornado watch below is still in effect at this time.
Please keep in mind a warning means to take cover. A watch means to "watch the weather" and monitor media tools such as the free AccuWeather app for possible warnings.
There are major air traffic delays (more than 30 minutes) at:
- JFK (2 hr. 14 min. on average!)
- Los Angeles
Earlier is better if you are flying today. Otherwise, you may inquire about delaying your trip until tomorrow morning.
The watch is in effect until 7pm EDT. In addition to tornadoes, please note there is a high risk of thunderstorm induced wind gusts of 60 mph or higher and a moderate risk of gusts of 65 kt. (75mph) or higher. Please secure items that can be easily blown about.
Unfortunately, I cannot cover today's storms on the blog. I will pass along some tweets of interest @usweatherexpert. Please make sure you monitor the weather at the first sign of the approach of thunderstorms if you live in the tornado watch area.