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Friday, July 28, 2006

Thunderstorm Watch Issued for Area

The National Weather Service has issued a thunderstorm watch for Westport and the tri-state area.

A mid-day advisory said a trough of low pressure approaching from the west will likely trigger thunderstorms this afternoon and early this evening in the very warm, humid and unstable air mass in place over the tri-state area.

These thunderstorms may produce damaging winds, heavy rainfall along with urban and poor drainage flooding and frequent cloud to ground lightning, the advisory said.

These thunderstorms will arrive in the lower Hudson Valley and northwest New Jersey during the early to mid-afternoon, then move into the New York City metropolitan area during the rush hour and across Long Island and eastern Connecticut early this evening.

Those outdoors this afternoon and early this evening should be prepared for rapidly changing weather conditions, the advisory said.

It urged residents to seek shelter at the first signs of threatening weather, or if a severe thunderstorm warning is issued for your area.

“Remember that if you are close enough to a thunderstorm to hear thunder, you are also close enough to be struck by lightning,” the advisory said.

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Posted 07/28/06 at 04:47 PM  Permalink



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