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Possible gusty thunderstorms loom after summer-like temperatures

Posted at 4:53 PM, May 27, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-27 18:30:50-04

NEW YORK (PIX11) – A cold front moving from the north is allowing the chance for a few showers and thunderstorms to develop this afternoon. Some of these storm could be on the severe side with damaging winds and some small hail. Right now a Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect just of the region which does include Sullivan County in Upstate New York through 9pm tonight.

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Severe thunderstorm watch in effect just west of our area through 9 p.m.

A line of showers and strong thunderstorms are currently located in Central Pennsylvania and moving west-southwest at around 35-40 mph. A couple of warnings have been issued where damaging winds of 60 mph and quarter size hail have been a possibility.

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Futurecast indicates that the thunderstorms could be just west of the city by 6 p.m.

These storms to be within the area between 5 and 7 p.m. tonight. With sun setting, these storms expected to weaken somewhat but the risk torrential downpours are still there.

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After being in the 80s for the past few days, temperatures will be much cooler tomorrow

Beyond tonight’s storms, the shower threat will continue into the overnight hours and winds will shift to the northeast. Temperatures tomorrow will be stuck in the 60s with that onshore flow.