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Strong Storms to Reach DC to NYC Late Thursday

The next round of drenching showers and the potential for gusty thunderstorms in the East is slated for Thursday.

The cool front producing the severe weather in the Midwest will not be as potent or moving as fast by the time it reaches the Appalachians and Interstate 95 corridor. However, the storms that reach the East may still pack a punch.

According to Senior Meteorologist Dave Dombek, "Since the front will be a bit slower reaching the East, temperatures will get a boost on Thursday in the I-95 corridor."

Temperatures are forecast to climb well into the 80s, along with an uptick in humidity over much of the corridor on Thursday.

"The extra heating during the day has the potential to fuel heavy gusty thunderstorms in the East," Dombek said.

Storms will reach the Appalachians during the midday and afternoon hours. However, the storms are not likely to reach the I-95 swath from Richmond, Virginia, to Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City and Boston until late in the day or during the evening. This means outdoor activities may continue without interruption for much of the day.

The storms could slow the Thursday late afternoon commute in some locations and impact airline travel during Thursday evening along the I-95 corridor.

There is the possibility of showers and a drenching, gusty thunderstorm for the Thursday evening NFL game between the Steelers and Ravens at Baltimore.

For people catching connecting flights at midweek, the storms and possible delays will affect Chicago Tuesday night and Wednesday morning and Detroit during the day Wednesday. Storms are possible at any time in Pittsburgh on Thursday.

Much cooler air will move into the region in stages late this week into early next week. A batch of rain will affect much of the region on Saturday, ahead of the coolest air since last spring.

The air mass may bring scattered frost to portions of upstate New York, northern Pennsylvania and northwestern New England on multiple nights early next week.