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Severe Thunderstorms Predicted To Hit Albany Area – Tuesday, May 29

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Steve Caporizzo is warning WGNA listeners to be ready for the chance of rough weather this afternoon- May 29, 2012.

[UPDATE]-YNN is reporting that the National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for most of the WGNA listening area.

NOAA’S National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center has posted the following information on today’s weather.

SUMMARY…AN UPGRADE TO MDT RISK APPEARS TO BE WARRANTED ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE NORTHEAST WITH THE 1630Z OUTLOOK. A PRIMARY THREAT OF DMGG WIND IS EXPECTED…THOUGH LARGE HAIL IS ALSO POSSIBLE. AN ENHANCED TORNADO THREAT MAY EXIST ALONG THE HUDSON VALLEY AND PORTIONS OF WRN NEW ENGLAND LATER TODAY.

DISCUSSION…NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON WITH THE APPROACH OF A STRONG UPPER TROUGH. WITH VARIOUS AREAS OF INITIATION POSSIBLE AND STORMS APPROACHING FROM THE W…SEVERAL ROUNDS OF THUNDERSTORMS MAY BE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE REGION. GIVEN STRONGER LOW LEVEL WINDS ACROSS CNTRL NY INTO WRN NEW ENGLAND AND THE SEASONABLY MOIST/UNSTABLE AIR MASS…AN UPGRADE TO MDT FOR DMGG WINDS APPEARS WARRANTED.

GNA will be live all afternoon with updates and all issued warnings from the National Weather Service.

Click here for the official WGNA weather forecast.

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