It's the first day of school for many and Tuesday afternoon thunderstorms will impact New England and New York, some of which are likely to be severe.
- Most severe thunderstorm warnings will appear in my Twitter feed, and my Facebook wall (click either to link to them)
- You can monitor latest radar and get alerts for warnings in your area by downloading the NECN Mobile App for Apple or Android devices.
Thunderstorms will develop Tuesday afternoon and evening in two regions - one along a cold front in Upstate New York, and the other along a pre-frontal disturbance in New England, particularly Central and Southern New England.
- Some storms will be severe, with damaging wind.
- All storms may contain frequent lightning and torrential rain.
COACHES, TEACHERS AND PARENTS of students should remain on-guard - with many students back on the practice fields after school today, and the time of focus between 2 PM and 6 PM in the highly populated areas of Southern New England, remember the saying:
"When thunder roars, go indoors." - if you can hear thunder, you're close enough to have a threat from lightning.
Some storms may develop overhead, so keep a close eye on the western sky, as well.
Dugouts and other open-air outdoor shelters are not safe. Enclosed and grounded buildings or cars are safest shelter from lightning.
Below is the forecast radar image, 2 PM on the left, 4 PM on the right. Winds will be favorable for some storms to grow powerful, feeding off the available heat and humidity, with damaging winds exceeding 58 mph:
The total precipitation forecast through 8 PM may not be exact, but does a nice job showing that thunderstorm activity will be heaviest in Central and Southern New England:
Be ready to seek shelter from approaching storms, stay connected for updates and warnings, and keep an eye on the radar with our NECN mobile app if you have a smartphone or tablet.