The tri-state area woke up Thursday to sunshine and wonderful weather that feels like summer.
The day brings the warmest weather to the region since mid-September last year. Temperatures are expected to climb into the 70s and 80s in parts of the area.
However, a wind will keep temperatures in the 60s along the coast, in addition to a cold front advancing later in the day, with a line of showers and thunderstorms likely moving toward our region.
The main activity is expected to occur between 5 and 7 pm on Thursday, but any storms in the inner suburbs could begin to develop after 4 pm through 8 pm Some storms could produce heavy showers and localized flooding.
Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for Westchester County in New York, Fairfield County in Connecticut, and Hunterdon, Middlesex, Mercer and Somerset counties in New Jersey until 6:15 p.m.
Any storm has the potential to be severe, with damaging wind gusts being the main threat. Conditions dry up in the late afternoon as the line moves from west to east.
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