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Severe Storm Potential in New England on Saturday

5 Jun 2021, 2:35 pm

Before record heat targets the Northeast Sunday through Tuesday, a weak cold front is expected to move across the region Saturday afternoon. As heat builds, moderate instability is expected ahead of and along the front which could lead to a few severe storms.

Outlook

A slight risk (category 2 out of 5) has been issued from Northern New York through Coastal Maine. Scattered severe storms are possible in this region while more isolated storm chances exist in the marginal risk region in green.

Damaging wind gusts are expected to be the primary hazard from strong storms on Saturday, though some large hail is also possible. An isolated tornado or two may also be possible for the region in green below.

Forecast

Storms will move along a cold front on Saturday evening with all modes of severe weather possible. We will continue to monitor the storms as they push to the east and southeast, but the severe weather potential should lessen after sundown.

Rainfall totals could surpass an inch with heavier thunderstorms, though only minor flooding issues are currently expected.

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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.

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