Severe Storms in the Northeast Saturday
We had significant severe weather chances in the Great Lakes region on Thursday and now the northern extent of the cold front is pushing into the Northeast. While we will see a few storms and heavy rain late Friday night, the opportunity for severe weather blossoms along I95 on Saturday.
Energy from the trough ramps up on Saturday across the Mid-Atlantic, Tri-State, and southern New England. Scattered severe storms are expected from Virginia through Massachusetts.
While wind is the primary threat, we could also see some areas of large hail in the stronger storms.
The cold front starts to create trouble late Friday night into Saturday morning in Upstate New York with heavy rain and flash flood concerns.
Our forecast model is showing a few storms could get feisty early in the day, especially along the I-95 corridor. Be prepared for damaging winds early in the day for southern New England.
Energy along the front is more likely to produce a few severe storms in the afternoon and evening. Damaging winds, large hail, and an isolated tornado are possible.
Trailing showers and storms will be the focus through the mid-Atlantic Saturday evening before everything pushes offshore by sundown.
Our forecast models generally shows a large swath of up to 1-3″ of rainfall. The Weather Prediction Center (WPC) has highlighted the potential for heavy rain and flash flooding from the Mid-Atlantic through Southern New England on Saturday.
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