Tornado Potential Later Today
By Quincy Vagell on September 8, 2012, 2:25am
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The SPC has released their tornado outlook for later today.
As a strong cold front moves into an unstable air-mass and combines with strong winds aloft, severe thunderstorms and isolated tornadoes are a serious possibility later today. The morning looks fine and even the early afternoon should have no major issues. There could be a passing shower or two during this time. It's from mid/late afternoon into the evening when things really get dicey.
5 p.m. to midnight:
Supercell thunderstorms could possibly develop ahead of the cold front, especially across western Connecticut. The storms will initially move from south to north, but as the cold front approaches, another line of thunderstorms is expected to move through.
That line will move from west to east across CT, anywhere from 7 p.m. to midnight. Any thunderstorms, from the main line or ahead of it, could be strong to severe. The potential exists for strong, damaging winds, possibly hail and isolated tornadoes.
The highest risk remains across western Connecticut.
Read on for additional details on the SPC forecast, as well as a technical analysis.