Severe Storms For The Fourth?
By Steve MacLaughlin on July 2, 2012, 5:00pm
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Our second heat-wave of the season was not even close to the intensity of the first a week earlier, but it did end with a bang on Sunday afternoon. Everyone is still talking about the big storms that came through Connecticut with hail the size of golf balls and a destructive wind.
With that cold front to our east, lower humidity has been slowly seeping in on Monday and it will get even drier on Tuesday. But Wednesday could be an ugly day.
The image above is the surface map for 12z (8am) on Wednesday. There are two features that will bring the chance for storms. The first is the warm front to our northeast that comes through early on Wednesday morning. That will bring showers and non-severe storms anytime after midnight into Wednesday morning.
Then, coming in from the northwest is the cold front. But in between these two fronts we are in the "warm sector," a dangerous spot because we can see the temperature and humidity surge for a few hours before the cold front comes through in the late afternoon and evening.
The big questions are ones we won't be able to answer until Wednesday...will there be any sunshine in between the two fronts to help pop the temperature or will it be cloudy and therefore limit our storm chance? What time will the cold front come through?
If we get that sunshine and see that temperature pop, we could see some big storms late Wednesday.
The next slide shows the storm forecast.