Violent Thunderstorms to Threaten Region This Weekend

650x366_06082139_pageJEFFERSON CO., Pa. (EYT) – The local region along with parts of the lower Great Lakes to the mid-Atlantic region are expected to experience violent thunderstorms during the first half of this weekend.

According to an Accuweather report, after the Chicago area experiences heavy, gusty thunderstorms late Thursday and into Friday, residents throughout the stretch from Detroit to Washington, D.C. will want to keep a close eye on the weather during the early part of the weekend.

AccuWeather Meteorologist Ryan Adamson explains building heat in the central part of the country will be the main force behind the severe weather threat.

Adamson says it is common for large thunderstorm complexes to expand and move across the leading edge of advancing warmth.

According to his report, a strengthening system over the Great Lakes combined with daytime heat will help increase any lingering overnight storms. The storms could be violent once they reach part of the central Appalachians and mid-Atlantic area during Saturday midday and afternoon.

Accuweather will have the exact timing and location of severe weather available once the severe thunderstorms develop.

Winds capable of downing trees and power lines, hail, and torrential downpours will be the primary threats from any storms on Saturday, Adamson adds.

Since weather is likely to affect weekend plans and sporting events, residents in the affected areas will want to plan accordingly.

(Photo courtesy of Accuweather)

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