Severe weather possible Saturday
UPDATE: THIS WAS FOR JUNE 17, 2017. THE EVENT HAS PASSED.
Severe weather is likely this afternoon and evening across the Tri-States. The Storm Prediction Center has nearly the entire area under an Enhanced Risk for severe weather.
LOCATION: The entire Tri-State area is under the gun this afternoon and evening.
TIMING: Saturday will start calm with lots of sunshine and building temperatures. By later afternoon, a cold front is expected to push into the area. This will bring with it severe thunderstorms likely starting around 5-6 p.m. The quick moving line will clear most of the area by midnight.
IMPACTS: The strongest severe storms will be capable of golf-ball-sized hail, maybe larger, and 70+mph wind gusts. There is also a small risk for weak tornadoes, but the primary concern will be damaging wind.
Localized flash flooding is also possible with the torrential rain, however due to the quick-moving nature of the system, a widespread flash flood event is not likely.
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