Aug 8, 2013 Storm Updates

Below, occasional storm updates will be posted on today’s scattered storm activity. More frequent updates are being posted in the NYC Area Weather twitter page.



5:20 PM: Locally Heavy Rain In NE NJ

2108The earlier round of scattered storms in NE NJ has entered Rockland county, and generally produced 1/2 to 1 inch of rain in Bergen and Rockland counties based on radar estimates. Elsewhere in the area, scattered storms were observed with rain totals generally under 1/4 inch. A line of heavy thunderstorms is currently centered over Union and SE Morris counties, extending ESE to southern NYC, and is slowly spreading northeast. The core of this line is expected to stay over NE NJ where an additional 1/2 to locally 1 inch of rain is expected, with moderate rain/thunder spreading into NYC and western LI as well.


4:00 PM: Scattered Storms Developing

northeast11As of 3 PM, the area is generally mostly cloudy with temperatures in the upper 70s-low 80s. Although widespread heavy rain activity is not expected across the region today, scattered storms are developing in PA and parts of NJ, especially near the I-80 corridor, and are tracking northeast towards NYC, northeastern NJ, SE NY, and western Long Island over the next few hours. These storms are generally non-severe at this time – severe weather parameters are marginal across the region supporting scattered strong storms but with limited severe weather activity – although these storms are still capable of producing gusty winds and locally heavy rainfall near/over 1/2 to 1 inch. Scattered storms will continue tonight, with slightly more widespread storm coverage likely on Friday before the front moves through overnight.


3 thoughts on “Aug 8, 2013 Storm Updates

  1. Eduardo Berroa Reply

    Good near-late Afternoon sir, It’s Eduardo…

    Currently, I’d recently viewed back at the Doppler radar and the Doppler radar indicated non-severe t’storms along line extending near Elizabeth, New Jersey and It’s possible the line of storms may become strong-to-marginally severe. Do you think the line may approach to NYC?

    • NYC Area Weather Post authorReply

      There is a line of heavy thunderstorms currently located near Union/SE Morris county. This line does not appear to be severe, although it is likely strong with heavy rain and gusty winds. The core of the line at this time looks to stay over NE NJ where it is capable of producing over 1/2″ to locally 1″, although moderate rain/thunder should extend into NYC, western-central LI and SE NY.

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