The National Weather Service reports tornado warnings for the Northeastern part of the nation from Northeast Pennsylvania to Southern New England–including New York State. Along with NYC, the New York counties at risk include Albany, Fulton, Cortland, and Schenectady. The full list of counties that may be affected is on the National Weather Service’s website, forecast.weather.gov.
Expect rain this evening from about 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. but the occurence of widespread, damaging winds associated with a tornado is at a moderate risk, according to the NWS Storm Prediction Center.
Governor Cuomo advises residents to be weary of the weather as summer storms that are high in humidity and temperature could escalate to dangerous conditions. The governor said he would activate the State Emergency Operations Center that works with blackouts and these kinds of situations at 1 p.m.
This situation is not uncommon, New York City experienced a severe tornado in September 2010.
The watch is until 9 p.m. tonight.
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