Will AM Clouds Limit Severe Weather?
By Quincy Vagell on July 26, 2012, 10:24am
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Thunderstorm development is maximized by daytime heating,
so with clouds this morning, how will this affect the threat of severe weather?
Some showers moved through the area this morning, but most of the rain is done at this point. We are now left with mostly cloudy skies, although the sun is breaking through in some spots.
The thing that is being watched right now is expansive cloud-cover across much of the Northeast, including Connecticut. Last night, it looked like we'd begin to get some clearing across the state this morning. That's happening, but only very slowly.
The reason why the clouds may not be a big deal is that the timing of the severe weather is expected later on today. As a low pressure system and associated frontal boundary approaches the area, a line of thunderstorms is expected by late afternoon into the early evening.
With that said, these clouds may lower the severe risk just a bit.
Do not let your guard down though, there is still a relatively high threat of severe thunderstorms later today.
Read on for more details on what's going on.