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Severe thunderstorms possible Friday

The first severe weather day of the season is in the cards.

Posted: May 14, 2020 5:22 PM

And just like that, the switch has been flipped. Our next weather maker is expected to bring strong storms to parts of our area. The highest risk of this happening looks to be south and east of Utica. The storm prediction center has that area under an "enhanced risk" meaning a 4 out of 6 in terms of severe weather categories.

Low pressure will bring the change in weather. The low approaches from the west tonight, bringing a warm front. Widespread rain is expected overnight. It turns humid tomorrow afternoon, with breaks of sunshine. Highs climb into the low to mid 70s.

A strong cold front will bring the risk for severe weather. We expect thunderstorms to develop along this cold front in the late afternoon and early evening. These thunderstorms are capable of producing damaging winds, small hail, and localized flooding.

Widespread rain followed the risk for severe weather Friday night. The weather looks to dry out just in time for the weekend, though. A return to sunshine is expected on Saturday, with highs in the upper 60s.

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