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NWS: Chance for strong T-storms later today

October 2, 2018

The National Weather Service says there is a chance of strong thunderstorms with heavy rain and gusty winds this afternoon and evening.

A cold front will approach this afternoon from the west will collide with a warm front, sparking some showers.

Temperatures will be unseasonably warm in the 70s and possibly near 80 degrees.

“An isolated shower cannot be ruled out this morning, but a greater chance of showers and possible thunderstorms exists this afternoon and evening. A few of the storms could produce strong wind gusts and locally heavy rainfall, mainly across the Lower Hudson Valley and southern Connecticut,” it says.

According to the NWS’s hourly forecast, the best chance of showers and thunderstorms is between 4 p.m. and 1 a.m.

While rain is likely during the later afternoon ride home, the rain will not be as intense as last Tuesday when up to 8 inches fell.

The forecast

Today: A slight chance of showers between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. Light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 9 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.

Tonight: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 2 a.m., then a chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 2am and 4am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. South wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. Northwest wind around 7 mph.

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