Slow-Moving Front Keeps Weather UnsettledJuly 27th, 2012 at 9:02 am by Michelle Muscatello under General Talk, Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog
After weeks of little to no rainfall, we’re changing it up with a stretch of unsettled weather. It’s not going to be a washout today or tomorrow, but a few hit-or-miss showers and t’storms are possible. The threat of “severe” thunderstorms will be low today, but some strong thunderstorms with heavy downpours and gusty winds are possible.
As expected, there was a significant outbreak of severe weather yesterday in the northeast. This morning, thousands are without power, at least 2 people are dead and The city of Elmira, NY will be cleaning up from a possible tornado.
Forecasting summertime convection can be tricky business, so while there were no severe storms locally, the heightened alert was certainly warranted given what happened just to our west.
It’s a slow-moving front that will keep the risk of additional showers and thunderstorms in our forecast into the upcoming weekend. The best chance of seeing wet weather interrupt your outdoor activities will be in the late afternoon and early evening on Saturday.