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Severe Storms to Blow into Pittsburgh, Syracuse Tuesday

A cold front swinging into the Northeast will bring the threat of severe weather to part of the region on Tuesday afternoon.

Showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop ahead of the cold front and track eastward through the day, reaching the I-95 corridor late on Tuesday afternoon.

The area at most risk of being hit by a severe thunderstorm packing damaging winds will stretch from central Vermont, across central Pennsylvania and over northeastern Kentucky.

However, any thunderstorm that develops over the region can bring the dangers of torrential downpours and frequent lightning.

Syracuse and Binghamton, New York; Pittsburgh and State College, Pennsylvania; Charleston and Morgantown, West Virginia; and Lexington, Kentucky, are several cities that may be impacted by a severe thunderstorm on Tuesday afternoon.

Wind gusts may occasionally gust past 60 mph in this zone which is strong enough to blow over trees and cause localized power outages.

Although thunderstorms are not forecast to turn severe along the I-95 corridor, rain from showers and thunderstorms can still dampen evening commutes in Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and New York City.

With much of the day being dry, temperatures along the I-95 corridor will soar past 90 F with factors such as humidity making it feel even hotter. RealFeel® temperatures will top in the 90s in many places east of the Appalachian Mountains and even reach the the 100-degree mark in some places.

High pressure building over the region in the wake of the cold front will provide dry, more comfortable conditions across the Northeast for Wednesday.

Heat and humidity are expected to build back in across the Northeast through the remainder of the week with the possibility of some spotty afternoon thunderstorms on Friday.