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These Areas Have Highest Chance Of Seeing Severe Storms From Potent System Headed To Region

New projections show areas in the region that have the highest chance of seeing severe thunderstorms from a potent system accompanying a cold front that will sweep through the Northeast.

The threat for severe storms on Friday, June 14 is a bit higher north and west of New York City and Long Island (shown in yellow here).

The threat for severe storms on Friday, June 14 is a bit higher north and west of New York City and Long Island (shown in yellow here).

Photo Credit: National Weather Service

The storm system's projected timing for Friday, June 14, is mid-afternoon into the late evening.

"Showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop ahead of a cold front and move through the region Friday afternoon and evening," the National Weather Service said in a Hazardous Weather Outlook statement issued late Thursday afternoon, June 13. "Some thunderstorms could be strong to severe, capable of producing gusty to damaging winds and brief downpours. Localized flash flooding will be possible."

 Large hail is also possible. 

Wind gusts in excess of 58 miles per hour are expected where there are severe storms, the weather service notes.

The threat for severe storms is a bit higher north and west of New York City and Long Island (shown in yellow in the image above).

Friday will be mostly sunny for much of the day with temperatures reaching the mid to upper 80s.

The storm system will then move through from west to east at around 2 p.m. before winding down late Friday evening.

The system is expected to produce a widespread inch to an inch-and-a-half of rainfall, with locally higher amounts where severe storms occur.

After the storms subside, there will be learning overnight, leading to a bright and sunny day on Saturday, June 15, with a high temperature of around 80 degrees.

Look for more of the same for the second half of the weekend. 

On Sunday, June 16, expect plenty more sunshine and temperatures topping at or slightly above 80 degrees.

The outlook for Monday, June 17, calls for mostly sunny skies with high temperatures. in the mid-80s.

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