From Meteorologist Steve Glazier,
Severe weather is possible Saturday, though it is a slight chance. Here are my latest thoughts on this storm system.
WHEN: Saturday, 09/22/2012 between 3 p.m. and 11 p.m.
WHERE: Greatest chance of severe weather; New York, western Vermont including the Champlain Valley. Lesser chance in eastern Vermont and New Hampshire.
WHAT: Strong winds. In my opinion the wind will be the biggest threat. Wind gusts are hard to forecast, but could reach up to 60 mph within the strongest storms. Those will be isolated though. Widespread gusts to 35 mph are more likely.
WHY: A cold front. It will be fairly warm ahead of the front, and fairly cool behind. Looking at the change of air mass, models indicate a 25° temperature change in the upper levels of the atmosphere. At the surface temperatures will drop by about 10° Saturday to Sunday.
WHAT YOU CAN DO: Stay alert! While the severe weather season is winding down, and this threat remains a slight one, it can still happen. Have you downloaded our Fox44/Abc22 App? It automatically alerts you via text message when a weather warning is issued for your area. This is extremely useful given how mobile we are in this day and age.
Also you can help by submitting storm reports, safely of course. You're our eyes out there! We appreciate all of the ground reports when we are monitoring a large area from one single place.
Weather alerts will automatically pop up on www.fox44now.com and the weather section too. Again, this is a slight chance of thunderstorms for this Saturday. If you recall two weeks ago on a Saturday, we had that very strong line of storms move through. I want to emphasize that at this time, the severe weather threat does not look as bad as it did that day. Thus I'm not expecting the kind of damage we had that day, at this time.