Tornado Watch this evening

A Tornado Watch is in effect this evening until 10pm for Lewis, Oneida, Herkimer, Madison, Chenango, and Otsego Counties.

Posted: Aug 2, 2020 4:00 PM
Updated: Aug 2, 2020 7:42 PM

A Tornado Watch is in effect this evening until 10pm for Lewis, Oneida, Herkimer, Madison, Chenango, and Otsego Counties.

This is not a Tornado Warning and it does not mean that there are tornadoes present in the area. This Tornado Watch means that conditions are favorable in the environment this evening for tornadoes. To explain this, when a thunderstorm moves through this evening, there is enough wind shear present to create a tornado. It is not guaranteed to occur, but it is still possible.

We are also watching a Severe Thunderstorm Warning in Northern Herkimer County until 4:15pm. There is a rotating thunderstorm moving northeast at 30mph towards Old Forge. It is producing damaging gusty winds around 60mph and small hail possible.

We are not seeing much thunderstorm activity in the rest of the area this afternoon. However, a line of thunderstorms along a cold front is approaching the area for this evening. We will keep an eye on this and provide updates on this Tornado Watch and any new Severe Thunderstorm Warnings.

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Kings677177321
Bronx527564944
Nassau464342201
Suffolk462412011
Westchester379481454
New York332373174
Richmond158231085
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Orange11890498
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Monroe5970289
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Ulster225495
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Putnam158963
Sullivan158048
Broome149669
Schenectady139548
Saratoga101717
Rensselaer90342
Columbia58637
Chautauqua5549
Madison49217
Oswego4703
Ontario46735
Tompkins4060
Chemung3873
Steuben37642
Warren36933
Otsego3355
Fulton33324
Herkimer32910
Orleans32754
St. Lawrence3224
Greene32118
Genesee3175
Wayne3145
Washington29414
Cattaraugus2586
Chenango2487
Montgomery2324
Tioga22925
Cayuga2052
Livingston2058
Cortland1670
Jefferson1650
Essex1640
Clinton1575
Wyoming1345
Delaware1334
Seneca1053
Allegany1011
Schoharie830
Franklin660
Yates627
Lewis500
Schuyler400
Hamilton150
Unassigned015
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