Transcript for Powerful Winds Damage Homes in North Carolina
Now to the severe weather across a huge stretch of the country. More than 90 million Americans under the threat of storms. Strong winds, hail and now tornados. First ABC's Linzie Janis with the images. The system already hitting. Reporter: Severe storms bringing wind, rain and hail across the country. Heavy rain pounding car routes in Florida forcing drivers to pull over. In edgewater, Florida, they're cleaning up after a rare summertime tornado ripped through the town lifting up sheds and tossing debris from a nearby airplane hangar. Reports of winds ripping off roofs in North Carolina and watches scattered across the Ohio valley. Strong winds in Lexington on the, Kentucky taking down trees and twisting this giant trampoline. 20,000 homes and businesses in the dark after this sight over the ballpark. Lightning bolts cracking the sky over Pennsylvania, too. And ruining this Pittsburgh music festival. After a hot weekend in the northeast that rough weather is headed this way. Storms expected across the region tonight. David. Thanks. She points out the sky is changing. Let's bring in the meteorologist Jeff smith. From our station here in new York. Jeff, you were telling me the major concern is that most of the severe weather hits after dark. You can't see it coming at night. That's why you're going to want to stay tuned to the ABC stations. If you're in this Orange area. This is a risk of severe storms through the night. Could be isolated tornados, a lot of rotation in the atmosphere. Especially over the Ohio valley and turning into a strong wind and hail event as the storms approach the I-95 cities by later on. Watching through the evening. And the extreme heat in the south. For much of the deep south to the Carolinas. It feels like 104 in Houston and Jacksonville and 106 in Dallas when you combine the heat and humidity. But there's relief on the way. On the other side of the front, these are temperatures reminiscent of the early days of fall. Detroit only 72 degrees and a piece of that air mass will be heading off to the south and
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