Active weather once again will be located in central and eastern parts of the country through the weekend.
First, in the east, Tropical Storm Fay is expected to make landfall in NJ later today with peak winds potential around 50mph. Fay will continue northward into New England tonight and early Saturday bringing heavy rains to the region. Isolated tornadoes will possible as well in the favorable region of a tropical system in the front right quadrant with the higher chances being along the NJ coast northward to Long Island and then to the CT and RI coasts.
Shower and storm activity is also expected with a trough moving through the eastern third of the country from the eastern part of the UP of MI south to the FL panhandle and eastward to the east coast where it will meet up with Fay.
Finally, severe storm activity continues to be possible today into early Saturday associated with another trough beginning in MT early today and will move eastward through the weekend. Another convective storm complex is expected to develop in the Dakotas this afternoon and evening and will track southeast through the early part of Saturday producing severe weather potential in the Dakotas and eastern NE this afternoon and evening, eastern KS, and western MO overnight, and then to southern MO, AR, and northeast OK early in the day Saturday before dissipating.