, °F

Personalized Forecasts

Featured Forecast

My Favorite Forecasts

    My Recent Locations

    Henry Margusity

    Share |

    Heavy Thunderstorms and More Heat

    July 3, 2012; 7:20 AM ET



    1. The distribution of severe weather the next two days is a tough one. The first impulse is making its way across the Great Lakes, and storms should develop along the warm front coming north. Basically, that front does really separate warm and cool air masses but separates dew points in the 50s versus the 70s.

    I do think storms will roll all the way to Virginia by this evening, following along the warm front. I see dew points in the 70s coming up through Virginia this morning, so we need watch for severe storms enhancing coming off the West Virginia mountains.

    Another band of heavy storms will develop late this afternoon across parts of southern Michigan and Ontario as the cold front slides southward.

    In all cases, the storms' impacts will be mainly gusty winds and lightning.

    2. The 4th, I think, with the front still tailing across the Northeast into New York, we still have the opportunity for severe storms but probably a broken line of storms as most of the support is running off the coast and away from the front.

    3. A ridge is going to expand later this week, so it looks like areas from I-80 on south are going to get hot with the big cities from NYC on south heading back to the 100-degree mark.

    The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of AccuWeather, Inc. or AccuWeather.com


    Comments left here should adhere to the AccuWeather.com Community Guidelines. Profanity, personal attacks, and spam will not be tolerated.

    More Meteorological Madness

    • Heavy rain event for the Northeast

      October 19, 2016; 9:44 AM ET

      A storm will produce heavy rains and possible flooding across the Northeast. A tropical system will even get involved with the storm.

    • Very warm weather and hailstorms

      October 17, 2016; 9:23 AM ET

      Record warmth to hit the East the next couple of days. Storms with big hail will hit the western Great Lakes.