Slight Tornado Risk Today

The SPC has outlined western Connecticut with a 2% risk of tornadoes today.

Showers and isolated thunderstorms across the mid-Atlantic region are expected to move into Connecticut through the day on Thursday (today). A few of the storms could produce gusty wind and/or an isolated tornado.

Our Meteorologists are closely monitoring this situation. Stay tuned for updates.

Here’s a portion of the SPC discussion from 8:37 a.m.
…MID ATLANTIC REGION…
A MID LEVEL SHORTWAVE TROUGH IS MOVING EASTWARD ACROSS THE EASTERN UNITED STATES…WITH THE TROUGH AXIS EXTENDING ROUGHLY FROM WESTERN PA INTO EASTERN KY/TN. RATHER STRONG SOUTHERLY LOW LEVEL WINDS AHEAD OF THE TROUGH…COUPLED WITH AMPLE PWAT VALUES AND DEWPOINTS WELL INTO THE 60S SUGGEST SOME POTENTIAL FOR THUNDERSTORM DEVELOPMENT. FORECAST HODOGRAPHS INDICATE THAT LOW LEVEL SHEAR WILL BE SUFFICIENT FOR TRANSIENT ROTATION IN THE STRONGEST CELLS.

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