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Severe Weather Risk Moves Into the Northeast Friday

15 May 2020, 8:00 am

A storm system that has been producing severe thunderstorms in the Plains this week will move into the Northeast today (Friday). The Storm Prediction Center has an enhanced risk for severe storms north of New York City, with a slight risk from southern New England to Ohio. Damaging wind gusts will be the biggest threat, but isolated large hail and tornadoes may occur.

Thunderstorms will increase in coverage along a cold front and ahead of a low pressure center. Strong jet stream energy aloft will ignite thunderstorms in the early afternoon. With increasing instability, severe storms will develop and continue through the evening.

The low will shift from the Great Lakes into New England. The most likely areas to see severe weather will be near the low pressure center and warm front, and along the cold front. Areas from the Ohio Valley to New England may see severe thunderstorms.

If you live in the risk area in the Northeast, be sure to check back with WeatherNation on-air and online for updated forecasts and any alerts.

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