A cold front swinging across the northeastern United States will bring the threat of drenching thunderstorms to end Thursday, bringing a bit of relief for tourists from the stifling heat and humidity that built up over the region during the first half of the week.
Travel may be slowed for a time as the storms roll though, especially if they hit during the heart of rush hour. New York City and Albany, New York; Philadelphia; Trenton, New Jersey; and New Haven, Connecticut; are just a handful of cities that could receive a drenching thunderstorm ahead of the cold front.
Hot and muggy air pouring into the northeast ahead of the cold front will provide the fuel for the thunderstorms, reported AccuWeather. The cold front responsible for producing these storms will not be strong enough to cause widespread severe weather, but some of the storms may still produce gusty winds and flooding downpours.