Before the holiday weekend starts, nature is going to do some rough sweeping through our area. Be alert for showers, thunderstorms and the possibility of strong, damaging winds later this afternoon and evening.
After that, the weekend looks warm, but nice, with next chance of rain depending on a system passing to our Monday night and early Tuesday.
THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT ...NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY AND SOUTHEAST NEW YORK. .DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT. THERE IS A CHANCE FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THE MAIN THREAT IS DAMAGING WINDS. THERE IS A SMALL CHANCE FOR LARGE HAIL AND ISOLATED TORNADOES...MAINLY FROM THE NEW YORK CITY METRO AREA ON WEST AND NORTH.
From the National Weather Service Forecast Discussion: The threat for storms falls off fairly rapidly from west to east this evening (maybe lingering into the first part of the overnight hours far eastern zones), as the surface cold front reflection of the upper trough pushes to the east.