Severe thunderstorm warning issued for several central Pa. counties

A thunderstorm moves past Fairfax at night

A thunderstorm moves past Fairfax at night

Weather Service Meteorologist Steve DiRienzo said those storms could spark tornadoes, though the probability of that was "very low".

The main threat is strong wind gusts, brief torrential rain, and lightning.

More light showers are possible Wednesday, with highs in the 60s.

The National Weather Service for Boston has provided additional safety tips for people to follow during a potential thunderstorm. The weather service said a few of these thunderstorms could be active, with the primary threat being hail up to the size of nickels.

Precipitation returns Friday night and will likely be present through both weekend days, forecasters wrote.

Temperatures Tuesday will be much warmer, with most areas in the upper-70s, and temps could reach the 80s along the North Shore.

The storms are not expected to be severe, but small hail or briefly gusty winds are possible in the strongest storms, the weather service said.

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A large complex of showers and thunderstorms originating over MI will move southeast across the area through early this afternoon.

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The warning went on: "A severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Leesburg, moving southeast at 20 miles per hour". This is the 3rd highest of the 5 categories. The high Tuesday will be 69 degrees, according to the forecast.

People should also avoid using any kind of electric appliance while the thunderstorm is raging outside.

Based on the trends so far, the rain chance for the Richmond area now looks like it'll peak sometime between 6 and 10 p.m.

Afternoon rain and thunderstorms are possible on Saturday.

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