Severe thunderstorms possible Wednesday — Live Updates

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A Level 2 – LOW risk for severe thunderstorms exists Wednesday in the Finger Lakes. Live updates throughout the day.

Level 2- LOW Risk for Severe Storms

Thunderstorms may develop across the Finger Lakes this afternoon, bringing a chance for damaging winds and heavy rain. Live updates all day as this set-up unfolds:

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Quick Facts

  • Higher than normal uncertainty in thunderstorm development and placement due to morning clouds.
  • Low pressure over southern Ontario often leads to severe weather in our region.
  • Incoming disturbance rotating around low will enhance thunderstorm potential.
  • Thunderstorms develop over western FLX by 3 pm, drift east before dissipating.
  • Damage to trees from strong winds primary threat.
  • Possibly some localized flooding.
  • Low, but non-zero chance for an isolated tornado.
  • Hail threat almost zero.

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Severe Threats

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Severe thunderstorm and flash flood risks for Wednesday, August 1, 2018. Damaging wind is the primary concern today, followed by isolated flash flooding. Click to enlarge.
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Meteorologist Drew Montreuil
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Meteorologist Drew Montreuil has been forecasting the weather in the Finger Lakes region since 2006 and has degrees in meteorology from SUNY Oswego (B.S. with Honors) and Cornell (M.S.). When not forecasting, he can be found working at the local library, making goat milk soap, running until his legs burn, or playing with his three young boys.

2 Responses

  1. Jane Schantz
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    Love the live blog. Thank you Drew!

    • Meteorologist Drew Montreuil
      Meteorologist Drew Montreuil
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      Great! Glad to hear that.