It'll be nothing but sunny skies for the next three days in the Big Apple, with Memorial Day the best of the bunch, forecasters said Friday. As those move east the threat for large hail, damaging wind, and a tornado or two will be on the rise. As the associated cold front approaches Saturday morning, heavier storms will then develop out ahead of it.
A storm system is expected to batter the Midwest on Friday before making its way to Pennsylvania on Saturday after and into Saturday night, AccuWeather reports. As storms slide east, they will likely merge together into a line segment and the threat will shift more toward high wind gusts that could top 65mph.
Flash flooding was a major issue in Friday night's storms as well, prompting multiple calls for water rescues throughout the area.
A summer-like weekend is on tap for the Valley, complete with humidity and chances for showers and storms. We could have small areas of 60 miles per hour to 70 miles per hour wind gusts in isolated thunderstorms.
AccuWeather anticipates a sweep of dry air may hinder the stormy activity on Memorial day.
There should be a complex of thunderstorms move across the southern third of Lower Michigan this evening and overnight. "Through the day on Saturday, Southwest Kansas along with North and South Central Kansas could see rainfall totals between 1-3" with locally higher totals possible. A break in the soggy weather pattern is expected as we get into the middle and end of next week.