Active Weather Day in New EnglandMay 16th, 2012 at 8:23 am by Michelle Muscatello under General Talk, Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog
Another unsettled day is on the way today… with numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms this morning. Those storms should work their way off shore… with, overall, drier skies this afternoon. However, an addition spot shower or t’storm possible into this evening–mostly for areas northwest of Providence. It’s going to be another mild and muggy day with highs inland near 70-75. Clouds may break for a few peeks of hazy sun inland, but clouds should hold firm along the coast. A cold front will work it’s way through New England late day… there’s some concern that strong or severe thunderstorms could develop along the front in parts of New England. In fact, the Storm Prediction Center has interior New England under a “slight risk” for severe thunderstorms…. gusty winds are the biggest risk.
The Storm Prediction Center even has a very slight risk for a tornado.
While southeastern New England is not considered to be in the “at risk” area for severe t’storms…. we’ll have to watch to see how any of those storms to our northwest progress as the track east… “if” the storms were able to maintain the strength, then another gusty thunderstorm would be possible–mainly NW RI this evening. Most of our computer models show the storms fizzling as they head east towards sunset. We’ll of course keep you updated!