June 23, 2011 Noon Update

2:50 PM: Heavy Rain In Long Island, Connecticut

Late this morning into the early afternoon hours, a round of strong thunderstorms moved through northern New Jersey and southeastern New York. The strongest storm went from West Passaic to Rockland county, producing estimated rainfall amounts of 2 to 3 inches of rain, but the majority of northern NJ and SE NY also saw rainfall amounts between 1/2 and 1 inch.

There are still some storms currently active across the area. There is a weak line of storms currently entering western Westchester County and moving east. This line will enter SW Connecticut within the next hour. There are some strong storms in northern Suffolk county in Long Island, with moderate to heavy rain and thunder affecting southern Connecticut. These storms will clear the area by at least 4-5 PM.

This round of storms is the main round for today. Some scattered storms may be possible this evening, but most of the storms will stay to the west of the area, towards Pennsylvania and New York. Scattered thunderstorms are expected again tomorrow afternoon. Stay tuned for more information on tomorrow’s storms, the outlook for next week, and a potential tropical storm/hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico late next week with tonight’s update.

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