Heavy, Gusty Storms Return to Northeast Thursday

By , AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist
August 20, 2013; 8:27 PM ET
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A push of cooler, less humid air is triggering showers and locally heavy, gusty thunderstorms from the eastern Great Lakes to the central and northern Appalachians, mid-Atlantic and New England coast Thursday.

While the storms will be hit and miss, a few locations can be hit hard with brief powerful wind gusts, blinding downpours and travel delays.

A small number of locations can experience power outages from the gusty storms and/or can be hit with flash flooding.

Cities included in the area for potentially severe thunderstorms and flash flooding are Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Philadelphia, New York City, Albany, N.Y., and Burlington, Vt.

Storms may also bear down on Syracuse, N.Y., where the New York State Fair begins on Thursday.

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High humidity will be swept away Friday into the weekend as a Canadian air mass settles over the region.

Warmth and humidity will rebuild over much of the area next week.

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