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Strong Thunderstorms to Fire Across Northeast, Mid-Atlantic

The same system that brought strong thunderstorms across the nation's midsection on Monday, will fire up again on Tuesday in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic.

A cold front will continue to move south across the Ohio Valley and Northeast this afternoon allowing thunderstorms to once again fire along it.

Active weather out ahead of this front will be attributed to a very warm and humid air mass currently in place along the Eastern Seaboard.

Daytime highs will creep into the upper 80s, with the major metro areas of Philadelphia, New York City, and Hartford, Connecticut, that will flirt with the 90-degree mark.

With these temperatures being some of the warmest seen by these Northeast cities so far this summer; dew points holding in the middle 60s will make it feel rather sticky this afternoon.

However, this warmth and humidity will be the trigger for the strong afternoon thunderstorms that will be capable of producing torrential downpours, large hail, and damaging wind gusts.

Quebec City and Montreal will be the first to be impacted this afternoon, before thunderstorms organize themselves into a line and fire through Syracuse and Binghamton, New York.

A second area of strong thunderstorms will develop in the mid-Atlantic later this afternoon as well.

Washington, D.C., as well as Baltimore is in line for thunderstorms that will bring heavy rain and high winds.

AccuWeather Meteorologist Mike Doll warned that "A few storms will contain winds strong enough to bring down large tree branches and power lines."

The strongest storms will be found during the afternoon, however these storms are expected to fizzle out before reaching the I-95 corridor this evening.