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Damaging Wind & Tornado Potential in the Northeast Friday

26 Mar 2021, 8:00 am

The storm system that brought numerous tornadoes to the Southeast on Thursday will bring severe storm potential to portions of the Northeast on Friday.

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect through the afternoon for portions of New York and Vermont. Be sure to check our live stream or broadcast for the latest on this developing situation.

Damaging winds are the primary threat from stronger thunderstorms but an isolated tornado can’t be ruled out.

Flooding is the other concern as heavy downpours move over snowpack. Rapid melting could lead to flooding in creeks, streams, and drainage areas.


Lines of strong thunderstorms have already moved over the Great Lakes, but additional strong thunderstorms will move east with energy from the front through the afternoon.

Eventually as storms move east out of Maine, cold air wrapping around the backside of the low will bring a chance for a few more showers, with some snow or sleet mixing in, especially for higher elevation locations.

Stay up to date with the latest warnings and advisories on our live streams and broadcasts, as well as on social media.

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Rob grew up in South Florida, where daily afternoon storms and hurricanes piqued his interest in meteorology early on. That interest was fostered by his teachers and his father, who one time brought him onto the roof of their home to watch a funnel cloud move through the Everglades several miles away. ... Load MoreYears of filmmaking and tv production in high school gradually pushed him toward broadcast meteorology at Florida State University, where he joined and eventually led the student run daily weather show. After graduating with a Bachelors of Science in Meteorology, he began his career at KESQ in Palm Springs, California before heading to KFSN in Fresno and WLOS in Asheville, North Carolina. He has covered a diverse array of extreme weather events, including haboobs and flash flooding in the desert, extreme snow in the Sierra, hurricanes, and Appalachian ice storms. He also enjoys telling stories and reporting about weather issues. Connect with Rob on Twitter