Tornado Watch Issued For Parts Of Region, With 70 MPH Wind Gusts, Large Hail Also Possible


    It’s in effect until 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, the National Weather Service said. It was issued just before 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

    It covers Ulster, Sullivan, Dutchess and several other upstate counties in New York, Litchfield County in Connecticut and Berkshire County in Massachusetts. (See the image above.)

    The watch comes as a new round of severe storms is expected to sweep through the area. The main threats, including the potential for tornadoes, are damaging wind gusts up to 70 mph, golf-ball size hail, brief heavy downpours and local flash flooding.


    Dobbs Ferry,

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