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Marginal Risk for Severe Storms in New England

7 Oct 2020, 5:30 am

The jet stream is playing a role in the severe weather threat in the New England region this afternoon. A potent cold front is working through the great lakes and will bring gusty conditions, in general along with supporting isolated severe storms this afternoon.

The strength of the wind has prompted Wind Advisories along with High Wind Warnings for wind sustained 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 and 60 through tonight.

 The marginal risk issued by the Storm Predication Center is for isolated cells along the cold front to produce strong downdraft wind throughout the day in addition to the blustery conditions.

Showers and thunderstorms have been slowly crossing the Great Lakes this morning and are heading eastward. This afternoon the greatest instability builds with the heating of the day. This is when the individual cells along and behind the front could reach severe limits.


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Chelsea is from Indianapolis, Indiana. Although it may be the Hoosier state, she attended Purdue University and is a diehard Boilermaker fan. She has a BS in atmospheric science and a MS in environmental policy and management with a concentration in energy and sustainability from the University of Denver. Chelsea loves the ever-changing patterns of the atmosphere which led her to participate in ex... Load Moretensive severe weather research for the Red Cross during her undergrad years. Before coming to WeatherNation, Chelsea worked in West Virginia at WSAZ and in West Tennessee at WBBJ where she did it all from reporting to sports but her passion is weather.

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