Weekend weather: severe storms and possibly a tornado

A cold front stretching from Colorado to Massachusetts is expected to produce heavy rains and heavy thunderstorms. Harmful winds and hail will pose the greatest risks, and even a tornado cannot be ruled out.

The same system that affected the Midwest on Friday will change to the Northeast on Saturday. The strongest storms will form from eastern Ohio to western Connecticut, where the National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center released a forecast that calls for a slight risk of bad weather.

Newark, New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh should expect damaging winds and even hail. An isolated tornado cannot be ruled out.

Severe Storms on Saturday

Other cities outside the system could see some strong storms, like Denver and Indianapolis.

The Storm Prediction Center said the threat will likely peak in the late afternoon before diminishing at night.

It’s also going to rain in the southeast

The southeast is also expected to see wet weather.

“An unrelated system in the South will also trigger scattered thunderstorms, which could reach severe thresholds from Louisiana to the West Carolinas,” said Taylor Ward, a CNN meteorologist.

Atlanta, Birmingham, Alabama and Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina must prepare for the possibility of wind damage and even hail.

The Storm Prediction Center said the threat of severe thunderstorms should disappear by nightfall.