AccuWeather: Threat of “Drenching Thunderstorms” to Erase High Humidity in NYC, Albany, New York
July 30, 2015
by Brian Lada, Meteorologist for AccuWeather.com
NEW YORK, NY – AccuWeather reports a cold front swinging across the northeastern United States will bring the threat of drenching thunderstorms to end Thursday.
Additionally, this front will bring a bit of relief from the stifling heat and humidity that built up over the region during the first half of the week.
Hot and muggy air pouring into the Northeast ahead of the cold front will provide the fuel for the thunderstorms.
The cold front responsible for producing these storms will not be strong enough to cause widespread severe weather, but some of the storms may still produce gusty winds and flooding downpours.
New York City and Albany, New York; Philadelphia; Trenton, New Jersey; and New Haven, Connecticut; are just a handful of cities that could receive a drenching thunderstorm ahead of the cold front.
Travel may be slowed for a time as the storms roll though, especially if they hit during the heart of rush hour.
Stay ahead of the storms by using AccuWeather MinuteCast®. It can tell you when the rain will start for your exact location down to the minute.
Although temperatures will not drop all that much on Friday in the wake of the cold front, the more noticeable difference will be the drop in humidity.
AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperatures could be 10 to 20 degrees lower than they were earlier in the week due to the drop in humidity levels.
The passage of this cold front will also set the stage for the new weather pattern heading into August.
“The weather during the first part of August will still be warm enough for swimming most days along the Atlantic Seaboard but perhaps on the cool side around the Great Lakes,” AccuWeather Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski said.
This new pattern should also bring more dry days then wet ones across the Northeast. On days where it does rain, the shower and thunderstorm activity is likely to be minimal, only causing temporary disruptions in an otherwise dry day.
Continue to check with AccuWeather.com for the latest details on the cold outbreak and any snowstorms. This entire weather report, including quotes and images are brought to you courtesy of AccuWeather.com.
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