A sharp cold front slicing through northern New York state and New England will ignite rounds of powerful thunderstorms this afternoon and evening.
Cities targeted include Buffalo, Rochester and Utica in New York. Burlington in Vermont. And Portland, Augusta and Bangor in Maine.
These beastly storms will have the potential to produce intense gusts of wind, hail larger than quarters, and torrential, blinding downpours.
Some of the strongest storms may even spawn a tornado or two, especially across the northern tip of New York state, and much of Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine
If you'll be out and about this afternoon and evening, you'll want to pay close attention to changing skies. Thunderstorms will move quickly and once you can hear thunder, lightning can strike at any time.
Be sure to heed all watches and warnings, and keep in mind a watch means the potential for a severe storm is there. A warning means it will happen.
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The potential for isolated severe weather will creep up in the Northern Plains, Texas and the Gulf States.
The volcano is in a rather remote spot, and the biggest price will be to airlines caused by the ash.
Thunderstorms with hail, damaging winds and tornadoes are pushing through the Plains continuing this weekend and into Monday.
Though recovery continues from Superstorm Sandy, residents and homeowners on the Atlantic coast should prepare for another active season in 2013.
Smoke from fires in the Yucatan Peninsula will affect parts of Texas and Louisiana over the weekend.
A tornado reaching up to a mile wide at times left at least six dead Wednesday in Hood and Johnson counties, Texas.
Philadelphia, PA (2001)
24th straight day without measurable rain.
Boston, MA (2007)
1.72 inches of rain, a record for the date (old record: 1.09 inches in 2002)
Racine, WI (1883)
Tornado kills 25 people and causes $2 million damage.