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Morning showers could turn severe with tornado risks possible Tuesday

Posted: 5:05 AM, Jun 18, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-18 15:01:17-04

NEW YORK — Unsettled weather continues across the tri-state area Tuesday, with an afternoon break from showers before downpours and even tornadic activity could threaten the region.

A flash flood was in effect for much of New Jersey Tuesday, expiring 6 a.m. Wednesday. In Sayreville, Old Bridge and Tinton Falls, a severe thunderstorm warning was in effect through 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Showers fell Tuesday morning through parts of New Jersey and New York, with locally heavy downpours possible ahead of an afternoon break from the rain.

Parts of the tri-state could again see a risk of potential tornadic activity — which we've seen isn't totally impossible in recent weeks.

The high temperature Tuesday will be 73 in the city, and in the low 70s for the surrounding suburbs. The normal high temperature in Central Park for today is 80 degrees. Despite the slightly below-average temperatures, humidity will make it feel stickier and warmer.

The tri-state may squeeze in a break from the rain Wednesday morning. The day could start out with some sunshine before a wave of low pressure rides along the front bringing back the risk of showers and storms during the afternoon. Highs will be in the mid to upper 70s.

Thursday looks to be another active day with more scattered showers and thunderstorms. Temperatures may creep up into the lower 80s before storms return in the afternoon.

There could be a lingering shower early on Friday, but drier air will move in through the day with partly to mostly sunny skies. Also, after what will be a muggy stretch, the humidity will back down as the day progresses. Temperatures will be in the upper 70s.