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Rain, Thunderstorms Predicted This Weekend

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Strong storms are expected over the Northeast this weekend, bringing the possibility of hail and damaging winds.

The National Weather Service in Albany, N.Y., says there's a chance of thunderstorms later in the day Saturday for much of Berkshires and eastern New York. This is part of a weather front currently over the Midwest.

The NWS Storm Prediction Center put the potential for damaging weather as marginal to slight risk on Saturday and marginal for Sunday.

Accuweather grades the storm potential somewhat greater, predicting torrential downpours, high winds and hail.

The storm system could shift to the south but the Berkshires would still likely get rain during the afternoon on Saturday.

"Saturday's severe weather risk will largely hinge on where a complex of rain and thunderstorms sweeps through the Great Lakes and interior Northeast during Friday night," stated AccuWeather Meteorologist Renee Duff.

The front will push out the dryer air of the past few days with warmer temperatures and more humidity.

Duff says the showers and thunderstorms are likely to linger into Sunday, but the threat of severe weather will be lower.


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