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Severe Storms for Portions of the Northeast on Sunday

22 May 2021, 2:00 pm

Record heat will give way to a brief cool down across the Northeast Sunday into Monday as a cold front quickly moves across the region. Enough heat and moisture will be available as the cold front moves through Sunday morning and afternoon to trigger a few strong thunderstorms, some of which could produce damaging wind gusts.

A marginal risk (category 1 out of 5) is in effect across the highlighted portions of the Northeast, indicating potential for isolated and short lived severe thunderstorms. Damaging outflow winds will be the primary concern, though isolated large hail or a brief tornado cannot be ruled out.



Timing for severe weather potential will mostly be in the early to mid afternoon hours, however, a stray severe storm is possible before noon in portions of Maine where the energy from the front will arrive first.

Expect areas from Massachusetts to Pennsylvania to see their best storm potential in the mid to late afternoon hours.

Some heavier showers are possible in thunderstorms that form, however, flooding is not expected to be more than an isolated urban issue. Temperatures will drop sharply behind the front on Monday for most of the Northeast before record heat potential returns during the mid-week.

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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

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