The National Weather Service has elevated the severe weather risk for the central New York area for July 6. Most of the country will face a thunderstorm risk, the lowest outlook grade for severe weather. Mid-state counties in New York, however, have been upgraded to a "slight" risk for severe storms.
Thunderstorms will move across the state, with the greatest threat for areas from Rochester to Albany being high, potentially damaging, winds. Some gusts may even exceed 60 mph. The risk for hail will also be present.
While the possibility for tornadoes is low, it will be important to immediately heed any and all watches or warnings that are issued. Local residents should also take care to avoid windows during severe storms that produce such high winds to avoid any injury from potential flying debris.
Strong heating over the state could cause the severe weather as an upper ridge flows over the region. AccuWeather Meteorologist Courtney Spamer said the highest threat will be in the afternoon and evening hours when temperatures are at their highest.
Thunderstorms with the risk of damaging winds, hail, isolated tornadoes and torrential downpours will begin to shift eastward over the central United States this weekend.
A pattern favoring waves of progressively cooler air will set up across much of the Midwest and Northeast during next week and could continue into early May.
Rounds of flooding and severe storms slammed the South and Plains this week, while a storm system unleashed dust storms and snow in the West.
Ahead of the monsoon season in India, temperatures will swell well above normal in parts of India and Pakistan.
The 119th Boston Marathon will take place on Monday, April 20, and runners set to take on the historic course will face cool and potentially rainy conditions.
In a high-tech world of satellites, computers, mobile devices and wearables, the weather balloon is still an important tool which helps meteorologists create more accurate forecasts, especially in the case of severe weather.
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Big spring snowstorm... 12" at Vail 8" at Winter Park 10" at Copper Mountain 8" at Aspen
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Spring snows continued. 6-12" and locally 2 feet fell between Mobridge and Aberdeen. A stretch of I-90 had to be closed.
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