Published: Wed, June 21, 2017
Sci-tech | By Javier West

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect until 8 pm

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect until 8 pm

"Increasing thunderstorm activity is expected into and through the 1 to 4 p.m. time frame, accompanied by a risk for potentially damaging wind gusts", the storm center said.

There is also a Flash Flood Watch in effect through late tonight for portions of southern CT, northeast New Jersey, and southeast New York, including New York City.

Timing: 2 to 8 p.m.

A heavy amount of rain is possible in a short amount of time.

More scattered showers and storms will pick up around lunchtime as the cold front makes its way into Georgia.

The first severe thunderstorm to hit the metro area moved from southwest to northeast between 5:30 and 6:15 p.m. Severe weather not expected, but flash flooding possible. Cloud-to-ground lightning is always unsafe and many communities will experience that from this afternoon into tonight. While this is the seventh straight day with a chance for storms, the set-up is different.

This model is depicting the heaviest rain and greatest potential for severe weather to the west of Boston.

The humidity will be decreasing from northwest to southeast across New England late Monday night into Tuesday. Combined with strong solar heating through the morning, the atmosphere is becoming moderately unstable.

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