Parts of Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Vermont are also at risk for the winds and hail through 8 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. Some could be strong to severe with heavy rain, damaging wind and hail.
Storms could also contain some severe hail and lead to spots of flash flooding. A few strong to severe storms will again be possible overnight.
An F1 tornado hit Charlestown, Langdon and South Acworth on May 4, the National Weather Service in Gray, Maine, determined Monday.
While the forecast is long term, the weather service is calling for a return to the 80s by Friday.
A watch means that the potential exists for the development of severe thunderstorms.
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Severe weather is a possibility for anyplace in central and northern Virginia, but the chance will be lower toward the North Carolina border. There is a 20 percent chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms Thursday.
It will be warm and humid, with high temperatures reaching around 80 degrees this afternoon. This is the 3rd highest of the 5 categories. The Storm Prediction Center says the thunderstorms should remain below severe levels. A mix of and clouds is likely, and high temperatures will still hit the mid 70s.
Thunderstorms are expected this afternoon, according to an alert from NOAA.
Lehigh Valley residents are advised to continually monitor the forecast, especially if you live in an area that is prone to flooding.
The thunderstorms that formed packed substantial rain: Chanute set a 24-hour rainfall record, logging 2.96 inches, while Iola recorded 2.34 inches.