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The same upper-level low that generated severe weather in the Plains and the Mid-South this week will bombard the Northeast US Friday afternoon and evening before dissipating over the weekend. A series of cold fronts will nudge hot, soupy air upward along the Atlantic Seaboard, sparking widespread thunderstorms. Several environmental factors will contribute toward some of these storms becoming severe, producing powerful wind gusts, large hail, and perhaps a tornado. Areas from New York City northward to Saratoga Springs and northeastward to Worcester, MA are most at risk for these storms. A warm front passed through the Northeast Friday morning, bringing wide swaths of downpours to Pennsylvania, New York, and northern New England.  Behind it, dew points surged into the mid 70s, humidity levels more suitable for the Caribbean than the Northeast. This first batch of rain is crucial, and may either hinder or enhance severe weather later in the day.…