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Severe weather expected to slam Northeast, mid-Atlantic states

Severe weather is expected to pummel portions of the Northeast, Great Lakes and Ohio Valley

A storm system swooping across the eastern U.S. from Canada is expected to pummel portions of the Northeast, Great Lakes and Ohio Valley regions with thunderstorms and large hail on Sunday and Monday, according to the National Weather Service.

The severe-weather front has also prompted tornado watches in several states, according to the weather service.

The front is expected to move through the central Appalachian Mountains on Sunday and, as it progresses, spark downpours, damaging winds and large hail across a wide area, the agency said.

As of 2:20 p.m. EDT, thunderstorms producing quarter-sized hail and wind gusts of up to 60 mph were expected in eastern and central Ohio, parts of Michigan, the northeastern section of Massachusetts and southern and central Kentucky.

Tornado advisories have also been issued for parts of Kentucky and Michigan, the weather service reported.

Last week, a severe storm produced a tornado that left two people dead and 36 injured at a Virginia campground. That front created wind gusts of up to 100 mph, weather officials said.

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