The holiday weekend could start with the natural version of its own fireworks for the northeast, as the front borders help unleash plenty of storms with thunder and lightning on Saturday.
Any storm that forms during the summer has a chance of becoming severe, but meteorologists will be watching the I-95 corridor from northern Virginia to Boston and the northern plains for the best chance of organized severe weather.
The National Hurricane Center storm emitted warnings in parts of South Carolina ahead of the arrival of Tropical Storm Collin, which carried 40 mph winds as early as Saturday morning.
It is in these areas that the Storm Prediction Center indicates that damaging winds are likely and a few of the storms could even produce hail.
Get ready, beachgoers and barbecuers.
Areas of New York and New Jersey will feel the heat as temperatures soar to near 90 degrees on Saturday afternoon as thunderstorms are expected to sweep through the region.
The combination of Friday’s storms and the lack of FAA employees in at least one control center contributed to massive delays in skies across the United States.
Seven percent of flights out of Newark Liberty International Airport were canceled early Saturday morning, according to FlightAware.
LaGuardia Airport has also canceled seven percent of its outbound flights. John F. Kennedy Airport canceled the fewest outbound flights in the tri-state area Saturday morning, grounding 20 flights.
Even though thunderstorms may be hundreds of miles away, that doesn’t mean your flight will be on time.
With thunderstorms in the forecast for major hubs on Saturday, holiday travel has the potential to take a turn for the worse.
Weather conditions affecting the eastern front will slowly drift south during the second half of the weekend. The border will help improve showers and thunderstorms over the mid-Atlantic and southeast on Sunday.
SPC expects some of these storms to become severe and has highlighted an area from Virginia to Georgia where thunderstorms could produce damaging winds.
Scattered thunderstorms will again be possible in the plains and northern Rockies.
New York Post