Submitted by Admin on Wed, 01/30/2013 - 08:22

Severe thunderstorms, whirling Winds are expected tonight, according to forecasters. Potentially violent thunderstorms are expected to thrash the NY,NJ,CT area tonight and the severe weather could bring tornadoes toward the coast.

The dense fog that covers this region early Wednesday, creating some airport and other traffic delays, is expected to break up by later this morning, giving way to scattered showers and thunderstorms west of the city.

The front of the severe storm system could reach the city as early as 4 p.m. or 5 p.m., meteorologists say. The first batch of storms isn't expected to be intense, though downpours could be heavy at times.

The threat for severe weather increases by the hour Wednesday evening as potentially dangerous storms with wind gusts of up to 60 mph move into the area. At this point, forecasters believe the window for the biggest threat is from 9 p.m. Wednesday to 3 a.m. Thursday, though that may change.