Is severe weather typical in October?

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After numerous tornado watches and warnings throughout Pennsylvania, Connecticut and New York on Tuesday, you may be surprised to know that early fall is actually a second severe weather season.

Our typical primary severe weather season is June and July into early August.

The reason early fall can bring more severe weather is that this new season brings new weather patters where cold and warm air clash. Where they meet is where the severe weather risk typically is.

On Tuesday we stayed in the cooler air, but just to our south the cooler air met the warmer air and some tornadoes were the result.

The severe weather risk tends to drop significantly once cooler temperatures are here more consistently, which usually happens by November.

That cooler air won’t show itself anytime soon as the weather setup for next week will bring cool air to the western U.S. and keep the east unusually warm.

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