Wednesday Afternoon 1:30pm Radar Update

An overcast and unsettled day around the Hudson Valley as we watch a cold front pushing southward from Canada. It’s spreading areas of showers and embedded T-Storms into the northeast this afternoon, and will continue this evening.
– Potential for Showers & T-Storms through midnight
– Slight Risk (30% chance or less) of Severe T-Storms
– Temps in the 60s and low 70s.
 
The low clouds and easterly winds have kept temps in the valley primarily in the upper 60s to low 70s. That should help to stabilize the atmosphere, and keep the severe T-Storm threat minimized. Off to our west in Pennsylvania, the cloud cover breaks up, and it’s there that temps are jumping into the 80s with higher humidity levels. It’s in those areas where the best chance for severe T-Storms exist today. If you look at the current radar image, you can see a few pop-up super cell T-Storms in eastern PA, where sunshine has broken through and pushed temps into the 80s.
That doesn’t put us entirely in the clear however, as the clouds will eventually contain scattered rain showers and embedded rumbles of thunder. We can’t entirely rule out the potential for a strong to severe T-Storm, so make sure you’re alert to the conditions this afternoon as the front pushes through. The primary line of showers and T-Storms appears likely to move through between 5pm and 9pm tonight, but the potential for showers and storms will last through midnight.
Have a nice afternoon!

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