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Storms Target New England, Mid-Atlantic

UPDATED 8:15 PM EDT, September 12, 2013

UPDATED By WeatherBug Sr. Meteorologists, John Bateman and James West

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Dangerous thunderstorms will roll across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast through the evening, bringing large hail, damaging winds and downpours.

Severe Thunderstorm Watches stretch from Maryland to western Maine, including Boston and Worcester, Mass., Hartford, Conn., Newburgh, N.Y., all of Delaware, and much of New Jersey.

It was another unseasonably warm and humid day from the Mid-Atlantic northeast into eastern New York and southern New England. However, relief in the form of a potent autumn-like cold front is surging across the eastern Plains and the Great Lakes.

The hot and humid air across the East Coast is energizing the atmosphere, triggering showers and thunderstorms as the cooler air arrives with the cold front. The strongest storms will be found from the central Mid-Atlantic northeastward into northern New England, where gusty winds of 60 to 70 mph and quarter-to-golf-ball-sized hail are expected. Thunderstorms producing 50-to-60 mph gusts will be found a bit further to the east along the Interstate 95 corridor.

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