Severe Weather & Flooding Possible on Tuesday
Tuesday could be an active day across parts of the tri-state area as a potent disturbance moves out of the Ohio Valley and into the Mid-Atlantic States. Showers and thunderstorms will be possible throughout the day on Tuesday with the threat for severe weather and flooding increasing during the afternoon and evening hours.
The primary threat with tomorrow’s thunderstorms will be the potential for strong, damaging winds. This concern will be maximized should thunderstorms organize into line segments. Large hail is possible as well, however, it appears likely that this will be more of an isolated threat. An isolated tornado or two cannot be ruled out.
In addition to the threat of severe weather, flash flooding will be a concern as well. The National Weather Service has already issued our area a Flash Flood Watch, which will go in effect at 2:00 pm, Tuesday.
The Flash Flood Watch states, ” Showers and thunderstorms will begin to develop around midday and continue through the afternoon and evening hours. Periods of heavy rain can be expected with areas of 1 to 2 inches, with local amounts up to 5 inches possible. These rainfall totals may occur in a short amount of time and could lead to flash flooding with local amounts up to 5 inches possible. These rainfall totals may occur in a short amount of time, and could lead to flash flooding.”