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VIDEO: US Storm Heading For Cornwall

VIDEO: US Storm Heading For Cornwall

Published by the Pirate FM News Teamat 6:03am 25th January 2016. (Updated at 5:51pm 25th January 2016)

The weather that dumped 90cm of snow on part of America is heading for Cornwall.

29 people are dead after the huge blizzard on the east coast, but it won't mean the same thing over here.

Instead there will be up to 6cm of rain and 60mph winds when it arrives on Tuesday and into Wednesday.

The Met Office says it could mean flooded roads and rivers and has issued a yellow weather warning.

A spokesperson for the Met Office said: "Rain will become heavy and persistent at times during Tuesday and into Wednesday. The rain will also be accompanied by southerly gales and possibly severe gales for a time, especially along Irish Sea coasts.

"Please be aware of the risk of flooding and thus the potential for disruption to travel through this period.

"An active frontal system is expected to become slow-moving across Wales, north-west. and south-west England through the second half of Tuesday, and into Wednesday, before clearing to the south on Wednesday afternoon.

"Warm air of tropical origins is expected to be entrained into the system, leading to abundant moisture and heavy rain. Many parts of the warning area could see 30-60mm of rain, whilst the most exposed upland parts of north and south Wales, could see 100-150mm. As such, there is the potential for river flooding, and also standing water on roads.

"There remains some uncertainty with the exact location of the areas at risk of the heaviest rain, and as such, this warning will be updated in the coming days as confidence increases."

Flood alerts have been issued for Cornwall, along with the yellow weather warning.

Get a five day forecast for where you live here - and watch the long-range forecast from the Met Office below...

Millions of Americans are shovelling out after Winter Storm Jonas, which brought Washington DC and New York to a standstill.

It dumped as much as 3ft (90cm) of snow and stranded tens of thousands of travellers.

Central Park saw 2.2ft (68.1cm) of snow, the second highest since 1869, narrowly missing the previous record set in 2006.

Though the storm has passed, authorities have asked people to stay off the streets as crews plough impassable roads.

Four people died while shovelling snow in Queens, Delaware and Staten Island and two died of hypothermia in Virginia.

Most of the weather-related deaths resulted from car crashes.

:: A woman died after the car she was driving plunged down a 300ft (91m) embankment in Tennessee. Stacy Sherrill's husband, a passenger, survived, but it took him hours to climb the embankment and report the accident.

:: An Ohio teenager sledging behind a car was killed after he was hit by a truck that went through a red light.

:: Pennsylvania man David Perrotto, 56, died after a passing snowplough trapped him inside his running car, blocking the exhaust.

The weather system, powered by winds that reached 75 mph (120 km/h), with thunder and lightning, dropped snow from the Gulf Coast to New England.

Parts of the nation's capital were shrouded in 30in (76.2cm) of the stuff.

The heaviest snowfall - 40in (101cm) - was recorded near Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.

In the Carolinas, utilities reported about 50,000 customers without power on Sunday, while more than 20,000 still had no electricity in New Jersey.

Reagan and Dulles airports in the Washington DC area remained shut on Sunday and flight services were limited in the New York region.

About 3,500 flights were cancelled on Sunday, with more than 800 already cancelled for Monday, said FlightAware.com.

All mass transit in Washington was to stay shut on Sunday.

Coastal Delaware, New Jersey and Maryland grappled with flooding and some householders were evacuated.

New York, Baltimore and Delaware lifted travel bans on Sunday morning.

Andrew Cuomo, the Governor of New York, who declared a state of emergency along with 10 other governors, said the storm had been "fast and furious".

The nation's largest city looked largely deserted on Saturday, as all Broadway shows were cancelled.

In North Carolina, a man whose car had slid off an icy road was arrested on charges of killing a motorist who stopped to help.

In Kentucky, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, drivers were marooned for hours on snowy highways.

Among those stuck was Defence Secretary Ash Carter, whose high-tech aircraft, the Doomsday Plane, couldn't land at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland.

The Pentagon chief was diverted to Tampa, Florida.

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