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Get Ready for a Stormy Overnight and Morning in the Northeast


Don’t be surprised if you wake up to a rumble of thunder or more than that in Boston, New York City and Hartford, Connecticut as you head into your Wednesday morning.

Big storms along a cold front will bring storms – first to Newark, New Jersey and New York City around midnight – and eventually slide up the I-95 corridor into southern New England between 12-6 AM on Wednesday, bringing frequent lightning, strong downpours and gusty winds along the I-84, I-87 and I-91 corridors. The storms look strongest from I-90 (the Massachusetts Turnpike) on south, and along and east of I-87.

The main risks from tonight’s severe weather look like gusty winds, although small hail and even an isolated tornado can’t be ruled out. But again, strong straight-line winds (put away the patio furniture!) look like the primary threat overnight.

Here’s a look at the simulated radar (via the HRRR model) in Boston at 7 AM local time tomorrow. Looking stormy for that commute along Storrow Drive:

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An area of low pressure in Canada and a trailing cold front draping through the region will be responsible for firing up these showers and thunderstorms, but as soon as they arrive, they move away. Wednesday, for the most part and for most of the region, looks dry with a few clouds and showers in central and northern New England and upstate New York due to wraparound moisture from the low.

Meteorologist Chris Bianchi

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