Severe Thunderstorm Watch Maryland to New Hampshire
Including New Jersey NYC Hudson Valley Long Island
We are seeing all the ingredients coming together for thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. The 1pm surface map shows temperatures Most temperatures are outperforming due to sunshine from this morning and into the afternoon. Temperatures are in the mid 80s across the Hudson Valley and in the upper 80s to lower 90s just about everywhere else. The upper trough is pushing eastward with a cold front across Pennsylvania so the table is set for the possibility of severe weather.
The Storm Prediction Center has posted a large Severe Thunderstorm Watch from Northeast Virginia all the way into Southern New Hampshire until 9pm. This includes parts of Eastern Pennsylvania, all of New Jersey, New York City, Long Island, the Lower Hudson Valley & Connecticut.
There are a few renegade cells scattered around the are at the moment. The regional radar is showing a line of thunderstorms setting up and getting ready to move into Western New England. Across Pennsylvania and Western Maryland we see the beginnings of a second line starting up and this will be the one to watch to impact our area late this afternoon and this evening. Keep a close eye on the local radars going into the evening commute. It should get busy around here.
LOCAL RADAR NEW YORK CITY
As usual with these things the short range models are not handling any of this well so the best way to approach this is to recognize the risk and follow the radars as the thunderstorms develop. There will be variability as usual. Some of these thunderstorms will produce heavy rains and trigger some flash flooding along with strong gusty winds to 60 mph or more.
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