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Jun 23, 2015 10:39 AM

Severe storms expected to pound NH on Tuesday


CONCORD - Tuesday is expected to be a very active weather day across New Hampshire and New England.

We should be expecting severe thunderstorms - the most active of the year. It will likely be our most active thunderstorm day of the year so far.

NH1 Chief Meteorologist Joe Joyce said he expects the first storms to roll in at about 11:30 a.m.

READ - NH1 Weather Insider: A Stormy Tuesday

"It will be critical to watch the satellite around lunchtime Tuesday, if clouds hold tight, the clouds will help to cool, stabilize the atmosphere with just a few scattered showers in the afternoon," he said. "But if the clouds break, and we punch into the sunshine, we will be off to the races!"

The wind shear will be strong over our heads during the afternoon which will aid in tilting the thunderstorms and aiding updrafts and hail development. If everything clicks, a tornado can't be ruled out.

The most likely window for afternoon storms will be between 2 and 6 p.m. in the Granite State, but in Southern New England, the problem time frame could be 4-8 p.m. with the potential for microburst damaging winds, and a risk of a tornado.

Stay tuned to NH1.com for more updates on the storms as they become available.


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