The idiom April showers bring May flowers is being put to the test this weekend, if you believe the recent weather forecasts. Upstate New York is set for a major weather day on Saturday, April 1st, with the risk of "severe thunderstorms" currently being predicted for parts of the state.

Here are the latest forecasts for your local area.

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Northwestern CT, Western Mass, Eastern New York, & Southern Vermont

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In our Capital Region area, as well as the areas directly east of us, the National Weather Service predicts a marginal to slight risk of severe thunderstorms, which would hit the area Saturday afternoon into Saturday evening.

The NWS warns of high-wind gusts, and adds that isolated flooding could be an issue for certain communities.


Central/Upstate New York & Eastern Pennsylvania

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Meanwhile, to the north and the west of the Capital Region, the National Weather Service is predicting more severe weather patterns. Residents of Central and Upstate New York should be warned of "possible" severe thunderstorms from Saturday afternoon through Saturday evening.

The NWS states that wind gusts of 35-to-45 MPH should be expected in addition to the storms.


Saturday's Gameday Forecast in The Bronx

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Unfortunately, the impending weather in New York is likely to impact Saturday afternoon's game for the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in The Bronx. The current Weather.com forecast lists a 100% chance of precipitation tomorrow, with rain in the morning, and scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon.

Winds will also gust between 10-and-20 MPH tomorrow, so if you're headed to Yankee Stadium, it may be prudent to bring a jacket. On the bright side, however, the temperature will get as high as 69 degrees.

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