Thunderstorm chances will be highest today across portions of the Northern Plains, Mid Atlantic, and Southeast. Below is a look at the forecast maps for today.
Moisture ahead of the cold front across the Northern Plains is increasing due to southerly winds. While the strongest flow is behind the front, the flow ahead of the front will gradually intensify and with the help of daytime heating, thunderstorms will begin to develop this afternoon. Hail to 2″ and damaging winds will be the main threats.
The other area for thunderstorm potential will be across portions of the Northeast, Mid Atlantic, And Southeast ahead of a shortwave trough moving across Eastern Canada. Rapid destabilization will occur where the clouds have cleared and as storms develop, damaging winds will be the main threat. Hail will be a lesser threat, but hail to 2″ will be possible.
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