Tomorrow's Dangerous Storms: Details
By Quincy Vagell on July 25, 2012, 4:00pm
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With severe weather expected tomorrow, what are the details?
When: Late afternoon to early evening.
After an initial burst of moisture in the morning, the real deal comes later in the day.
The time-frame to really keep an eye to the skies is from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: All of Connecticut.
Although the highest risk is confined to southwestern Connecticut, especially Fairfield County, severe thunderstorms are possible anywhere in the state.
What: Damaging winds, large hail and isolated tornadoes POSSIBLE.
A line of severe thunderstorms is expected to move through late in the day. These storms will feature damaging winds and hail in some of the stronger cells. In addition, "supercell" thunderstorms could develop and there an enhanced risk of isolated tornadoes.
Why: An approaching front, unstable air and wind shear.
Daytime heating will help fuel the atmosphere with potential energy for these storms. Throw in some wind shear aloft and a front to work as a "trigger mechanism" and severe weather becomes a real possibility.
- Once again, dangerous thunderstorms are possible anywhere in Connecticut, but the risk is especially high in southwestern Connecticut and Fairfield County.
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