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Severe Storms Possible in the Northeast Today

10 Oct 2020, 4:40 pm

With ongoing severe thunderstorm warnings, a severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for northern New York and Vermont until 9 PM ET Saturday for damaging wind gusts up to 70 mph and isolated large hail up to 1″ in diameter.

As an upper level trough moving through Canada and the Great Lakes amplifies today and a quick-moving surface cold front moves in, New York and New England states have a risk for severe storms this Saturday, especially during the afternoon hours.

In addition to these forcing mechanisms there will be enough low level moisture in addition with daytime heating to help bring in storms with the risk of damaging winds and some possible spin-up tornadoes (QLCS) embedded within the line of storms.

Saturday Severe Outlook

As we monitor potential organization along the cold front, if a line of storms forms with some shear and rotation in the atmosphere we will have to monitor the brief spin-up tornado threat.


Ongoing storms will track along the cold front and move off into the Atlantic by tonight.

WeatherNation will keep you updated throughout the weekend on the potential of severe thunderstorms.


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Alana Cameron was born and raised in Canada in the city of Mississauga, just outside of Toronto. Alana is the oldest of 4 siblings, all close in age, and grew up playing outside with them in all types of weather. After graduating high school, Alana moved to study at the University of British Columbia in Kelowna for a year before transferring to Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia where sh... Load Moree completed a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Atmospheric Science. Upon completion, Alana moved back to Toronto where she completed a post-grad degree in Meteorology at York University. After her post-grad, she went on to complete another post-grad in Broadcast Journalism - TV News at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario. During her final year of studies she had the privilege of interning with the best in the business in Canada at The Weather Network. Once she finished her internship, she got the call from small-town Denison, Texas where she accepted a job as an on-air meteorologist at KTEN-TV, right in tornado alley, covering severe weather from Sherman/Denison (North Texas) to Ada (Southern Oklahoma). After the most active tornado season Oklahoma had seen in May 2019 (105 tornadoes!) Alana is excited to join WeatherNation to cover weather all across the nation. If you're interested in following her on social media she can be found @alanacameronwx!

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