Severe thunderstorms, heavy downpours in the forecast for NJ, NY

Severe thunderstorms, heavy downpours in the forecast for NJ, NY

Amherst is under a severe thunderstorm warning until 3:45 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

Some of the storms may pack damaging wind gusts, localized heavy downpours and hail, the weather service said.

The severe threat will diminish by late evening.

Showers are possible Saturday and on Mother's Day, which is Sunday, the weather service said.

An unseasonably strong high will dominate the upper-level weather pattern through the weekend. Winds S 5-15, gusting up to 20 miles per hour.




Some storms are expected to grow more organized, leading to a strong and wide area of storms that will push across the region in a north to south line.

Tomorrow will mainly be dry with a small chance of a leftover shower/storm in the morning and a small chance of redevelopment by the evening. A south wind of 9 to 14 miles per hour will gust as high as 20 miles per hour.

Forecasters say Friday is shaping up to be a nice spring day with mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the 70s.

The better chance of showers/storms will be Monday through Wednesday.

The chances of showers and storms will pick up into next week as new low-pressure systems and cold fronts try to push into the hot air mass, but may not get all the way through.

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