Thursday, July 5, 2007

Strong to Severe Thunderstorms Likely Later Today and Tonight.

Another round of showers and Thunderstorms are likely for our region, later today and tonight. A cold front now stretching from the lower Ohio Valley into the Eastern Great Lakes, will move Southeastward today. Showers and Thunderstorms ahead of and along this front will move into our area later this afternoon and continue into the overnight hours, as this front approaches the coast Friday morning.

At this time, it appears strong gusty winds, and Heavy rains will be the main threat with any strong to severe storms. Today will be quite humid with limited sunshine as highs reach the low to mid 80's. The amount of additional sunshine will contribute to the instability of the atmosphere, so the more sunshine we receive this afternoon, will effect the severity of these storms. I do think a Severe Thunderstorm Watch will be issued, for much of the M/A States into SE New England, early this afternoon and into the evening hours.

The weekend is looking to turn out Dry, but increasingly Hotter as we head into the early part of next week. This will likely be our First Heat Wave of the season, Starting Sunday as temperature reach the low 90's and humidity levels Increase. On both Monday and Tuesday, expect Highs in the low to Mid 90's and very Humid conditions.

Take Care,
Ruggie

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