Northeast Braces For Another Round Of Severe Weather


A Severe Thunderstorm Watch that was earlier issued for Bradford, Tioga and Tompkins counties until 8 p.m. Tuesday has been canceled.

Partly sunny skies will give way to showers and thunderstorms between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Some storms Tuesday could produce heavy rain, the weather service reports. Some localized flooding is also possible.

Saturday night, there is a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms with a low of 64, according to the weather service.

The weather service said a few of these thunderstorms could be active, with the primary threat being hail up to the size of nickels.

Spring may be in full effect in many parts of the country, but for the residents of New England, they may want to put their outdoor plans on hold for at least the rest of the day.

The severe thunderstorms will be near Mifflinburg, Sand Bridge State Park, Alfarata, Forest Hill, Hughesville, Weikert, Snyder-Middleswarth State Park, Troxelville, Lairdsville and Reeds Gap State Park around 2:40.

A tornado watch is issued by the NWS when conditions are favorable for the development of tornadoes in and close to the watch area. The mercury will climb into the low 80s Tuesday afternoon and be accompanied by humidity that's sure to throw a wrench into your good hair day.

Almost 100 customers without power in Germantown are expected to have the issue fixed by 5:30 p.m., according to National Grid.

As mentioned, the hazard of greatest concern is heavy rain and flooding as westerly winds blow parallel to the front oriented west to east over the area, causing what's known as training - when storm cells track over the same areas repeatedly. At 1:20 a.m. Friday, the Central Nebraska Regional Airport in Grand Island reported a peak wind speed of 64 miles per hour. This is when the potential for strong thunderstorms are expected, by county.

According to the latest forecasts, rain is expected throughout Saturday and Sunday, so maybe families should reschedule their plans for this weekend.

There are a lot of shower and storm chances for the week ahead.