"I am hopeful that we don't experience any severe weather, but it is a strong likelihood that some areas in the Pine Belt will".
"The discussion with the public works department, the fire service, the emergency responders is taking place today just to make sure we have a plan in place should severe weather affect our community", said Ivy. Some large hail and damaging winds will be the main threats from the storms. A Flood Watch will go into effect starting Monday afternoon for northern NY, and northern Vermont. Rainfall amounts of 3 to 6 inches are possible, which can lead to localized flash flooding.
Spring-time storm systems are notoriously hard to predict and some changes to the forecast are likely including a possible increase or decrease in the risk of severe storms.
The overnight hours should be quiet for most of us, but a few showers can't be ruled out.
Winds are expected to ease in most areas during Saturday evening, although strong to gale force winds up to 130km/h are forecast for the Alpine region in the afternoon and evening. If you take a peek at radar, things may not look all that bad early on Saturday.
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In the South, warm weather favors spring fieldwork in areas where soils are dry enough to support heavy equipment. The threat of storms will increase from west-to-east by mid to late morning.
Towards the evening, the rain and ice will move further north toward upper New England.
Managers at Kauffman Stadium say they are prepared in case severe weather strikes during the Royals' Friday night matchup with the Angels. As the front runs into that warm air, any storms that develop could produce heavy rain and gusty winds.
High pressure returns through next week keeping and rain and storms out of the forecast through next Friday. The cloud cover, humidity, and temperature all rose as expected this afternoon and will continue to do so through the night and into tomorrow.