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9:30 AM (Thursday) | ***Severe weather threat late today and tonight includes the risk of tornadoes***

Paul Dorian

One of the most well-known tornado outbreaks in Pennsylvania took place at the end of May in 1985 and, quite ominously, there are some similarities between the pattern then and the one setting up for later today and tonight.  Similar to the setup back in 1985, an upper-level disturbance will drop southeastward from the Great Lakes and combine with an influx of very warm and humid air to raise the chances for severe weather here which may very well include the risk of tornadoes. 

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7:00 AM | **Potential for strong-to-severe thunderstorms late today/tonight**

Paul Dorian

A warm front is passing through the region this morning with some shower and thunderstorm activity and it'll turn warmer and more humid as the day progresses. In addition, as a cold front approaches early tonight, this change in air mass will set the stage for potentially strong-to-severe thunderstorm activity later today and tonight across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast US. Low pressure has pushed northeastward out of the central Plains and into the western Great Lakes and it will take a sharp right turn later today and head towards the Northeast US. This low pressure system will strengthen as it approaches the NE US into what is likely to be a rather favorable environment for severe weather, including the risk of tornadoes. High pressure takes over on Friday and the work week will end with lowering humidity and comfortably warm conditions.

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7:00 AM | **Potential for strong-to-severe thunderstorms later today/tonight**

Paul Dorian

A warm front passed through the region in the overnight hours and this will set the stage for a much warmer and more humid day in the Mid-Atlantic region. In addition, as a cold front approaches early tonight, this change in air mass will set the stage for potentially strong-to-severe thunderstorm activity late today and tonight across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast US. Low pressure has pushed northeastward out of the central Plains and into the western Great Lakes and it will take a sharp right turn later today and heads towards the Northeast US. This low pressure system will strengthen as it approaches the NE US into what is likely to be a rather favorable environment for severe weather, primarily in the form of damaging winds and large hail. High pressure takes over on Friday and the work week will end with lowering humidity and comfortably warm conditions.

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7:00 AM | **Potential for strong-to-severe thunderstorms later today/tonight**

Paul Dorian

A warm front is passing through the region this morning with some shower and thunderstorm activity across the northern suburbs and it'll turn warmer and more humid as the day progresses. In addition, as a cold front approaches early tonight, this change in air mass will set the stage for potentially strong-to-severe thunderstorm activity later today and tonight across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast US. Low pressure has pushed northeastward out of the central Plains and into the western Great Lakes and it will take a sharp right turn later today and heads towards the Northeast US. This low pressure system will strengthen as it approaches the NE US into what is likely to be a rather favorable environment for severe weather, including the risk of tornadoes. High pressure takes over on Friday and the work week will end with lowering humidity and comfortably warm conditions.

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7:00 AM | **The heat goes on**

Paul Dorian

The big weather story for northern Alabama remains the first extended heat wave of the season. After a day with highs in the lower 90’s, it looks like the rest of the week and upcoming weekend could feature temperatures between 94 and 98 degrees on each afternoon as high pressure intensifies across the eastern third of the nation.

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11:00 AM (Wednesday) | **Potential severe thunderstorm activity late tomorrow/tomorrow night in the Mid-Atlantic/Northeast US and it includes the risk of tornadoes**

Paul Dorian

This may not be the conventional pattern for severe weather in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast US, but it bears close watching.  An upper-level disturbance and associated surface low pressure system will actually travel northeastward later today from the Northern Plains to the western Great Lakes and then take a sharp right turn to the southeast and head right towards the Northeast US.  At the same time, a warm frontal system will pass from south-to-north through the Mid-Atlantic region in the overnight hours and this will set the stage for a much warmer and more humid day on Thursday.  All of this could very well end up resulting in severe thunderstorms late tomorrow and tomorrow night across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast US with damaging wind gusts and large hail as the primary severe weather risks and there is certainly the potential for tornadoes as well.

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7:15 AM | *It was during the height of the Cold War and a solar storm nearly sparked a nuclear war*

Paul Dorian

It was during the height of the Cold War and a powerful solar storm could have led to a disastrous military conflict between the US and Soviet Union if not for the early efforts of the US Air Force to monitor solar activity. On May 23rd, 1967, a solar storm took place that was so powerful, it jammed radar and radio communications in polar regions and the US Air Force actually began to prepare aircraft for war thinking the nation’s surveillance radars were being jammed by the Soviet Union.  Fortunately, space weather forecasters in the military suspected there might be another cause and they relayed information about the possibility that a solar storm could have been the reason for the disrupted radar and radio communications.  As it turned out, this information was enough to keep the planes on the ground and the US avoided a potential nuclear weapon exchange with the Soviet Union.

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7:00 AM | *High pressure to our north still in control...strong-to-severe thunderstorm threat on Thursday*

Paul Dorian

High pressure to our north will keep control of our weather for another day with sunshine and pleasant conditions, but a warm front will arrive in the late night hours. As a result, the chance of showers and thunderstorms will increase after midnight and Thursday promises to be a warmer and more humid day with a continued chance for rain and some of the thunderstorms late in the day or tomorrow night can be on the strong-to-severe side. A cold front will then arrive early Friday and high pressure will build in as we close out the work week.

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7:00 AM | *Very warm and dry pattern continues*

Paul Dorian

As high pressure intensifies along the eastern seaboard, it looks like we’ll experience an extended period of very warm and dry weather across central Florida. The high will lock into place along the east coast and it will keep a dry and a very warm air mass in place all week and through the upcoming holiday weekend.

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