Strong storms possible Saturday…July 6th, 2012 at 11:13 pm by T.J. Del Santo under General Talk, Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog
Saturday is going to be hot and steamy with temperatures topping out in the 90′s inland and the humidity will be very high. Those two factors along with an approaching cold front will set the stage for some potentially strong to severe t’storms late Saturday afternoon and Saturday evening.
The Severe Storms Prediction is a division of the National Weather Service. The SPC forecasts severe weather potential around the country. For Saturday, they’ve put Southern New England in an area of “Slight Risk” for Severe Weather.
So what does that mean? Late in the afternoon and during the evening, some storms could contain large hail, torrential rain, frequent lightning and damaging wind gusts. Keep an eye to the sky and/or on Live Pinpoint Doppler 12 Radar late tomorrow.
In the meantime, take it easy Saturday. It’ll be hot and humid…and there’s an Air Quality Alert in effect. In an attempt to lessen the pollution from cars, RIPTA is offering free fares tomorrow. If you have asthma or any other respiratory ailment, just take it easy. Even healthy people can be impacted from inhaling the air Saturday. If you want to exercise, do it in the morning, not in the evening on Saturday. Stay cool, dudes.
-T.J. Del Santo