Severe Thunderstorm Flash Flood Watch Continues Severe Weather Risks Late Today Into Tonight
The approaching cold front is still to the northwest of the coast and we are experiencing some ample daytime heating today with temperatures in the mid 80s to low 90s as of 1pm and not much cloud cover around to stop the heating. Dew points are in the 70s. This has led the Storm Prediction Center to put up a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for much of the area from Northeast Virginia to Southern New England which includes all the major cities from Washington to Philadelphia to New York City to Hartford.
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
District Of Columbia
Southern New York
* Effective this Monday afternoon and evening from 215 PM until
1000 PM EDT.
* Primary threats include…
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
A tornado or two possible
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 538 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1000 PM EDT
FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS
. CONNECTICUT COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE
FAIRFIELD HARTFORD LITCHFIELD
MIDDLESEX NEW HAVEN NEW LONDON
NEW JERSEY COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE
ATLANTIC BERGEN BURLINGTON
CAMDEN CAPE MAY CUMBERLAND
ESSEX GLOUCESTER HUDSON
HUNTERDON MERCER MIDDLESEX
MONMOUTH MORRIS OCEAN
PASSAIC SALEM SOMERSET
SUSSEX UNION WARREN
NEW YORK COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE
BRONX DUTCHESS KINGS
NASSAU NEW YORK ORANGE
PUTNAM QUEENS RICHMOND
ROCKLAND SUFFOLK WESTCHESTER
PENNSYLVANIA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE
ADAMS BERKS BUCKS
CARBON CHESTER DAUPHIN
DELAWARE LANCASTER LEBANON
LEHIGH MONROE MONTGOMERY
NORTHAMPTON PHILADELPHIA SCHUYLKILL
Rain has been continuous from Western Pennsylvania to upstate NY & into Northern New England. With the warm sector well set up over us look for strong thunderstorms to develop late this afternoon into tonight with a possibility of some strong individual cells and perhaps a solid line of severe thunderstorms.
LOCAL RADAR NEW YORK CITY
LOCAL RADAR PHILADELPHIA
Overnight as the front passes we will see it slow to a crawl and a second wave of low pressure will bring more downpours overnight into Tuesday. Some of the rains will be heavy and rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches will be common with some locally higher amounts possible We remain in a moderate risk for flash flooding and flash flood watches continue into Tuesday.
The plan is for the front to edge far enough east so that we could see improving weather conditions during Tuesday afternoon especially north and west of the coast but the pace of the front is a literal crawl so it may be a fight to clear things out Tuesday afternoon and we may have to wait until Wednesday to see significant improvement. Temperatures Tuesday will be only in the 70s. Wednesday and Thursday we will see sunshine assuming the front keeps moving with low humidity and temperatures back into the low and mid 80s. We should warm up and turn more humid as we head into the weekend with temperatures getting back to 90 or better but for now it doesn’t seem as if we will get back to the heat of this past weekend.
MANY THANKS TO TROPICAL TIDBITS FOR THE USE OF MAPS
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