The Northeast faces a significant weather threat as severe thunderstorms are forecasted to impact the area on Sunday.

Experts urge residents to prepare for intense conditions, including heavy rain, forceful winds, hail, and potential tornado activity.

Storm Trajectory

The storm is moving from Ohio toward the mid-Atlantic. The impact will be felt along the Interstate 70, 80, and 90 corridors. Affected states include Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and West Virginia.

Expert Warning

AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Matt Benz indicates that the severity is substantial despite limited area coverage. Areas to the east and south of the Pennsylvania/New York border should stay alert as conditions may worsen into the evening.

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Safety Precautions

Residents should seek shelter immediately at the first sign of approaching storms. Expect strong wind gusts between 50-60 mph, with potential peaks up to 70 mph (near hurricane force). Be aware of the potential for hail up to golf ball size and the possibility of isolated tornadoes.

Area Implications

Persistent downpours could continue into the night, even in areas not hit by the severe thunderstorms.

National Weather Service Binghamton
National Weather Service Binghamton

Flood Risk

With already saturated ground from previous storms, flash flooding is a heightened risk, especially in the southern tier of New York.

National Weather Service Alert

There is a strong risk of severe thunderstorms later today across the Twin Tiers and NEPA, between 3:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. A storm line will progress across Central New York and Northeast Pennsylvania later this afternoon and evening.

Central New York and NEPA are under a level 3 out of 5 Enhanced Risk for severe storms. The primary threat is damaging winds, with hail over one inch being a serious but secondary threat. The National Weather Service says that an isolated tornado or two cannot be ruled out during this storm.

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