Severe Thunderstorm Watch Pennsylvania New Jersey 06292019
NEW JERSEY COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE
ATLANTIC BURLINGTON CAMDEN
CAPE MAY CUMBERLAND GLOUCESTER
HUNTERDON MERCER MIDDLESEX
MONMOUTH MORRIS OCEAN
SALEM SOMERSET SUSSEX
The first severe thunderstorm watch is up for this afternoon & evening. It covers all of New Jersey, much of Pennsylvania southward into Northern Delaware and a small portion of Northeastern Maryland. Temperatures are in the mid 80s to near 90 over much of the area. We may see additional watches go up later this afternoon. The satellite picture this afternoon shows the clouds have shifted northward to allow for ample daytime heating and very high dew points in the low 70s are being observed.
Regional radar is starting to show some thunderstorms out to the west in Pennsylvania. Look for an east west line to start forming across the Catskills and the Lower Hudson Valley in a few hours with peak intensity being reached this evening. Threat times should begin after 3pm north and west of NYC & Route 78 in New Jersey with other areas being impacted as we head into this evening.
LOCAL RADAR NEW YORK CITY
The main threat from these storms will be winds gusting to 60 mph or more and the possibility of hail. Heavy rain could be an issue for a brief time but these storms should be moving along at a decent clip and not hover over any one area for a long period of time. Some flash flooding in possible in a heavier thunderstorm.
This is the first of two cold fronts with the second one coming Sunday afternoon. Much of the atmospheric energy will be spent on this first front. The one for tomorrow brings in much drier air from Canada and improving weather conditions in general for Sunday.
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Please note that with regards to any tropical storms or hurricanes, should a storm be threatening, please consult your local National Weather Service office or your local government officials about what action you should be taking to protect life and property.