Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Antoinette Montgomery

Tornado watch issued for Capital Region

Tornado watch issued for Capital Region

"The best chance of storms will be from the Denver metro to Limon", the NWS says. This follows a watch issued earlier Tuesday afternoon.

Isolated severe thunderstorms are possible Tuesday afternoon and evening.

At about 4:25 p.m., a tornado warning was issued in Berks, Lehigh, Montgomery and Northampton counties in eastern Pennsylvania.

The weather might seem ideal now, but a severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for the region through 11 p.m.

Most recently, the weather service tweeted that there is potential for strong to severe thunderstorms to start up in the southern portion of New England.

The biggest threat from any thunderstorm will be strong damaging wind gusts, 40-65 miles per hour or stronger, and hail. Severe weather has lined up across CT where they have seen tornado warnings.

The weather forecast for Wednesday is mostly cloudy, with the chance for rain way down at just 20 percent.

- The New York City area could see severe storms including a possible tornado on Tuesday as a storm front approaches the area. A potentially heavy rain event for Friday night and Saturday will move in, and this has a tropical connection so plentiful moisture will be available. Several inches of rain falling in a short time period could inundate storm drains and cause waterways to overflow their banks.

Showers and thunderstorms will last through 11 p.m. with lows near 59 degrees.

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