Cold Front to Create Problems in Northeast This Week

Just after severe storms moved out of the Midwest, Ohio Valley, Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast, the threat of severe weather will continue into Tuesday; at least for the Northeast.

The reason that these storms will continue is a slow moving cold front. This front, which acts as a barrier, will continue its journey throughout the Northeast region today, allowing for some thunderstorms to form as we move through the afternoon.

The severe weather that is going to impact the Northeast today will be the same system that covered a large area across the eastern U.S on Monday, and formed along an upper-level system. Even though this region is expected to get slammed with heavy rain and strong winds later in the afternoon, many locations will stay dry throughout the morning and early afternoon.

Most areas in the Northeast will be humid and warm today, creating an environment that is highly conducive to the formation of severe weather. The temperatures throughout the day will climb into the middle and upper 70’s by the afternoon, as well as the dew points. Also, some sun will pop-up throughout the day and will work as a primer for the atmosphere, creating the perfect conditions to allow for some severe thunderstorms.

The areas that can expect to see some more severe storms include: Connecticut, western Massachusetts, New Hampshire, eastern New York, northeast Pennsylvania, and southern Vermont. The biggest risk with these storms will come in the form of damaging straight line winds. But, there is still a threat of small hail and heavy blinding downpours that cannot be ruled out just yet.

Heavy rainfall, hail, and strong wind gusts will be the most likely outcome of this system, but extreme damage isn’t expected. The strongest thunderstorms are predicted to enter the Northeast between the early afternoon, and then fizzle out by the early evening hours.

Wednesday will likely be more stable, as the front will begin passing out of the area on Tuesday. Unfortunately, some thunderstorms will creep back into the forecast by Thursday, as the temperatures are expected to increase throughout the end of the week.

Make sure to stay updated on the weather in your area by tuning into your local weather provider, The Weather Channel, or Accuweather.

Also, make sure to stay away from flooded areas while driving. Remember what the National Weather Service states “Turn around, don’t drown!!”