Tornado Watch Hudson Valley Catskills Western Connecticut North of Route 84
The Storm Prediction Center has posted the first tornado watch for this afternoon for Western Connecticut, the Hudson Valley and Catskills mainly north of Route 84 into Northeastern Pennsylvania. The warm front has pass through and has set up just to the north of NYC from Southeastern New England into Upstate NY. That front will now go in reverse and come back down as a cold front. In the meantime the daytime heating continues as temperatures are in the 80s in most places and the humidity has soared from yesterday’s levels.
Regional radar shows an area of developing heavy thunderstorms in Upstate NY into Central New England that is moving southeastward. The western part of this contains a developing line of heavy thunderstorms that could fire up a few super cells and spin up tornadoes in the watch zone later this afternoon.
LOCAL RADAR NEW YORK CITY
The short range models haven’t done well with convective activity lately in our neck of the woods but the HRRR model today seems to line up well with what’s on the radar. Note that closer to the coast, thunderstorms don’t fire up until the late afternoon or early evening.
There may be additional severe weather watches that could go up shortly for areas south of the current watch and that would include areas from Northern New Jersey to Southern New England.
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