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Locally heavy storms target northeastern US Saturday

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Locally heavy showers and thunderstorms will sweep across the northeastern United States and threaten outdoor activities for some to start the weekend.

A front pushing across the region will ignite isolated, but locally drenching showers and storms from New England southward along the Interstate 95 corridor on Saturday.

"These storms are not expected to produce widespread areas of severe weather, but the strongest storms could be heavy and gusty," AccuWeather Meteorologist Brett Rathbun said.

Those with plans to head to the local lake, pool or beach should keep an eye out for billowing and darkening clouds during the afternoon hours.

The isolated nature of the storms will mean that not every location will experience stormy weather as the front moves through. Some areas may just notice an increase in clouds and a slight breeze.

Areas across the interior Northeast where showers move through during the morning hours will likely notice clearing skies and a noticeable drop in humidity during the afternoon, Rathbun explained.

Areas where storms do develop could face slow travel for a time.

"Delays on the road and in the air are possible from Boston to New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.," Rathbun stated.

Visibility could be drastically reduced on the roadways where storms pass by.

Motorists should slow down in the heavy downpours to prevent hydroplaning.

As storms shift offshore during the early part of Saturday evening, gradual clearing will take place from west to east.

The stormy weather will pave the way for a much more pleasant end to the weekend.

Slightly cooler, drier and less humid conditions are expected to filter into the region on Sunday and continue into Monday.