Severe thunderstorms possible today for Greater Williamsburg
- Author: Zachary Reyes May 16, 2018,
May 16, 2018, 0:42
Here is when you can expect thunderstorms, and the severe weather, to be in your county. The Storm Prediction Center says the thunderstorms should remain below severe levels.
Severe Thunderstorm Watch #90 remains in effect for the IL portions of the Chicago area until 10 pm.
Storms could also contain some severe hail and lead to spots of flash flooding.
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued until 8 p.m. for Tompkins County.
The storms started moving into Litchfield County a little before 3 p.m. on Tuesday. There have been reports from this storm of downed tree limbs and power lines.
Damaging winds and hail are the greatest severe weather threats Saturday afternoon.
Central Hudson advised local residents to be prepared for the potential for severe thunderstorm activity with the possibility of damaging wind gusts, driving rain and lightning.
Possible flooding is likely in poor drainage areas as heavy downpours are expected. Always remember never try to drive across a flooded road "Turn Around Don't Drown" it can save your life. Damp weather will continue into Sunday and possibly Monday as well. However, warm air arriving on southerly winds and strong sun under largely cloud-free skies will rapidly destabilize the atmosphere this afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
The front is expected to stall to the south, meaning spotty showers could be lingering into Wednesday, as temperatures peak in the low 60s.
SATURDAY - Cloudy with Rain.
As a front drops down from the north, the ingredients are in place to trigger afternoon showers and thunderstorms.
TONIGHT - Overcast with Showers or Storms Likely.