Severe Weather Threat Shifts into the Northeast Today
4 May 2018 8:40 AM
After several days of severe thunderstorms in the Plains, today's threat area shifts into the Northeast. An enhanced risk for severe thunderstorms has been outlined from the Storm Prediction Center over most of Vermont and New York. A marginal risk extends from Maine to Michigan and also in south Texas.
Strong wind gusts higher than 60 mph are the biggest concern for later this afternoon. There is also a chance for a tornado, with a low threat for large hail.
A warm front is lifting northward through the Northeast, as a low pressure center moves into the region. This will push warmer and more humid air across the area, aiding thunderstorm development. A cold front south of the low will be the focus for severe thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening. As the front moves into the Atlantic Ocean later tonight, the severe weather threat will end.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels