FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY LATE THIS AFTERNOON INTO FRIDAY EARLY MORNING
The FOX19 NOW viewing area is between a enhanced and slight risk of severe storms late evening after 7pm into the pre-dawn hours of Friday morning.
Scattered showers with a rumble of thunder are possible this morning. The showers will be scattered and there will NOT be severe storms early Thursday.
There will be long dry breaks today as temperatures reach 75 degrees. Only spotty showers but from late afternoon/early evening a large area of rain and thunder will approach and the chance of severe storms increases through the evening.
The severe threat begins about 7PM and will end by 4AM Friday. The main threat will be wind gusts in excess of 60 mph, hail 1" in diameter or larger and the small chance of an isolated, weak tornado.
In addition localized flash flooding may become a problem due to heavy downpours. As is the case with all thunderstorms there will be plenty of dangerous lightning.
Showers will be spotty by the morning commute FRI but additional showers mixed with some thunder will develop during the day. The area will be rain-free by midnight FRI/SAT.
The weekend will be cooler in the upper 50's on Saturday and dry in the 60's on Sunday.
-First Alert Meteorologist Frank Marzullo
Thunderstorms developing in the afternoon