Weather in New York: – NBC New York

An approaching cold front is expected to bring powerful storms to the New York City area starting at noon Thursday, with the threat lasting into the afternoon.

The intensity of the storm will be enhanced by the proximity of the front and unusually warm temperatures, which will contribute to destabilizing the atmosphere.

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Analyze potential dangers

The greatest threat for severe weather will be in New England, the Hudson Valley, metropolitan New York and New Jersey. The storms should dissipate somewhat as they move east over Long Island later in the day, thanks to cooler temperatures from the Atlantic breeze.

As for impacts, the biggest threat from these storms will be damaging wind gusts of up to 60 miles per hour and medium-sized hail. Flooding is not likely as the storms will move at a decent pace and no significant rainfall is expected anywhere for an extended period of time.

However, expect ponding on the roads, reduced visibility, and generally poor driving conditions if you get caught in a storm.

Tornadoes can never be ruled out, although they are not likely to occur on Thursday.

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