Strong Thunderstorms Possible Thursday Afternoon and Evening

Summer weather continues for today with the chance of thunderstorms this afternoon.

Posted: May 3, 2018 7:13 AM
Updated: May 3, 2018 7:20 AM

People always joke that Central New York goes from winter to summer in the matter of days and that is just what happened on Wednesday. We officially broke the record high on Wednesday with a temperature of 86°. The old record was 85°, set back in 2001. A slow moving cold front will begin to approach the region today, bringing more unsettled weather this morning into the afternoon. 


A weak disturbance moves into the area this afternoon into the evening, setting off as a trigger for showers and thunderstorms. Some showers are moving into Central NY this morning, especially across the North Country, which could steal some energy for thunderstorms this afternoon. The best chance for strong to severe thunderstorms will be for the Mohawk Valley and points south. Any thunderstorms that do develop could contain strong, damaging winds. 


A better chance for strong thunderstorms on Friday as the actual cold front moves into the region. Cloud cover may hinder the risk for severe weather but definitely something to keep an eye on.

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