It’s going to be an active weather afternoon and evening in the Finger Lakes, Southern Tier, and Central New York, according to forecasters with the National Weather Service.
Local meteorologists are also sounding the alarm for possible hazardous weather- as thunderstorms setup with warm, muggy air overhead.
Here are the major concerns, as outlined by FLXWeather.com Meteorologist Drew Montreuil:
– Heavy rain: Flash flooding will be a concern, particularly in areas that have been hit hard by heavy rain lately. It won’t take much rain in those areas for flash flooding to begin.
– Damaging winds: Late in the afternoon and during the early evening hours the strongest winds will be likely in storms that are capitalizing on the most instability overhead. There’s a slight tornado risk within storms that develop during the afternoon, Montreuil says, due to shifting low-level winds. It’s a slight risk, but one worth keeping in mind.
[Read Time- 2:44] Scattered severe thunderstorms will develop late today with a threat for damaging winds, flash flooding, and perhaps a tornado.
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— Finger Lakes Weather (@FLX_Weather) July 13, 2021
There is a slight risk for severe thunderstorms for Western NY and a portion of North Central NY this afternoon and evening. The main concerns are for damaging wind gusts, large hail, and heavy rainfall. pic.twitter.com/R93L8Lyz9u
— NWS Buffalo (@NWSBUFFALO) July 13, 2021
Yellow Alert: Severe storm threat this afternoon and evening. Very warm and humid weather will help to fuel some big time storms today with heavy rain and local flooding. Damaging wind gusts are possible as well with local tree damage and power outages. pic.twitter.com/ZJeDxJbd5q
— news10nbc (@news10nbc) July 13, 2021
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