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Monday, June 22, 2015

Severe Storms Likely Tomorrow

Strong to severe thunderstorms are possible Tuesday afternoon. The greatest threat will be from 1 – 7 pm with damaging winds, large hail and vivid lightning. There is also a chance for a tornado somewhere in New England thanks to ample wind shear (wind direction that changes with height).

Tuesday will start off cloudy with a spotty shower. Then clouds will break for some sun leading to a warm and humid afternoon. The more sun we get, the stronger afternoon storms will be. If clouds linger, that will limit the severe potential. Storms will be scattered in nature which means not every town will one. Northern Connecticut has slightly better parameters or ingredients for severe weather.  But strong storms are possible anywhere in the state.

I expect the National Weather Service will issue a Severe Thunderstorm Watch shortly.  Perhaps even a Tornado Watch for part of the state tomorrow.  We’ll keep you posted!

Loving this discussion of possible scenarios tomorrow from the NWS Boston
 Tonight: Increasing clouds. Low: Mid 60s to near 70 degrees.

Tomorrow: Chance for a morning shower or thunderstorm. Warm and humid with clouds breaking for some sun.  Afternoon storms could be strong to severe. High: mid to upper 80s.

Wednesday: Sunny, less humid. High: lower to middle 80s.

Thursday: Sunny to partly cloudy. High: lower 80s.

Friday: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. High: low to mid 70s.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy. High: low to mid 70s.

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