Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued for the Northeast
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued for the Northeast Aug 17, 2018

A severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect for several Northeast states for the remainder of Friday. The potential for damaging wind gusts, hail, and tornadoes exists within these thunderstorms.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued for the Northeast
Shaded areas under a severe thunderstorm watch until 11 pm. ET Friday, August 17

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued for the Northeast

Thunderstorms will continue to fire up along a cold front pressing to the east. This front won’t really cool a lot of you East folks down, rather give you more rainfall after a wet summer so far.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued for the Northeast
The potential for severe wind and hail appears to be most likely for much of the East Friday, August 17
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued for the Northeast
The tornado potential is lower than the hail/wind threat, but still exists for parts of the Northeast.

Areas of rain will continue to move to the east/northeast between 20-30 miles per hour. Keep an eye on the west/southwest sky for incoming storms.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued for the Northeast
Simulated radar Friday evening, August 17 where red shows the most likely placement of thunderstorms.
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued for the Northeast
Forecast radar late Friday evening, August 17 which shows the potential for storms to last longest in southern New England.

Things to keep in mind:

  1. Stay weather aware if you plan to spend a lot of time outdoors in this area
  2. Have a way of getting weather warnings for your location
  3. Prepare to take action if needed due to these storms
  4. Give yourself extra travel time through rainy areas

Meteorologist Emily Roehler previously wrote about the heavy rain forecast for the Northeast into your weekend. Tap/click here to read more about that soggy subject!

For WeatherNation, Meteorologist Steve Glazier

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