Strong to severe thunderstorms will erupt over the mid-Atlantic and Southeast this morning, bringing hail, damaging winds and torrential rainfall.

An isolated tornado cannot be ruled out either, but the tornado threat is expected to remain minimal.

The area of most concern lies from Philadelphia through Norfolk, Va., and southward to Savannah, Ga. Storms are expected to intensify around the time of the morning rush, meaning the morning commute could become quite hazardous. By the afternoon, most of the heavier weather should be east of I-95, but heavy rain will become a problem from New York through New England.

Story by AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Randy Adkins.