This NOAA satellite image taken Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 01:45 PM EDT shows widespread cloud cover extending from the Upper Midwest through southern New England and the northern Mid-Atlantic as ... more 
This NOAA satellite image taken Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 01:45 PM EDT shows widespread cloud cover extending from the Upper Midwest through southern New England and the northern Mid-Atlantic as the strong storm system the produced severe weather to the Mid-Mississippi Valley ramps up over the Ohio Valley. Modest moist flow ahead of an associated energetic cold front that extends from eastern Illinois to southwestern Texas triggers areas of rain and thunderstorms from the southern regions of Indiana and Ohio through parts of Tennessee. Areas ahead of this cold front, from the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys through the Mid-Atlantic States are at slight risk for severe weather activity this today. While large hail and wind damage are the primary threats associated with severe storms in these areas, a few tornadoes can\'t be ruled out. Areas from central and eastern Kentucky and southern Ohio to much of West Virginia/far western Virginia are at moderate risk for severe weather activity. Meanwhile, a warm front associated with this storm system lifts through the Ohio Valley and triggers snow showers from eastern Wisconsin through southern New England. Bands of snow continue to diminish southern Minnesota through central Wisconsin. less 
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Thu, Mar 24, 2011 9:12 PM EDT