Severe Storms in the Northeast Saturday

Friday, many storm reports from heavy rain, gusty winds, and hail was spotted across the Ohio River Valley and in the Northeast. As a front moves eastward today, more severe thunderstorms are expected to blossom along I-95.

Outlooks

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, areas of large hail will be possible in some of the stronger storms.

Timing

The Baron forecast model is showing a few feisty storms early Saturday, especially along the New England I-95 corridor. Be prepared for damaging winds early in the day for southern New England.

By lunch time, more strong storms are likely to start firing up in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

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.

Lingering showers and storms will persist through the mid-Atlantic Saturday evening just after sundown.

Rainfall

The forecast models generally show 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.

Due to the heavy rain in the forecast, there is a Flood Watch in effect throughout the afternoon for Washington D.C. and Baltimore, MD.

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Severe Storms in the Northeast Saturday