Severe storms possible in NH Wednesday afternoon, evening
Strong thunderstorms will develop in the northeast this afternoon, moving through New Hampshire this evening.
The highest risk for severe weather is from eastern New York to western New Hampshire. The Storm Prediction Center has placed the severe weather threat at a 2 on a scale of 5 across the southwestern corner of the state.
Storms will start to weaken as they move across the state, limiting the severe weather potential closer to the seacoast.
In addition to lightning and heavy rain, the stronger storms may produce damaging wind gusts and large hail.
Scattered storms will begin to enter western New Hampshire around 4 p.m., with the threat gradually shifting east through 10 p.m.
Severe weather watches and warnings will likely be issued this afternoon and evening.
A watch means conditions are favorable for damaging thunderstorms in and around the watch area. Warnings are issued for individual storms if they have the potential to produce damaging wind gusts, large hail, or a tornado.