As of 4:00pm EDT on July 26th, 2012, The Storm Prediction Center has placed our area in a Moderate Risk for severe weather this evening, and has
issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch which is in effect through 11:00pm. A line of damaging thunderstorms, which may develop into a derecho, is moving through Central Pennsylvania at this hour and is forecast to impact the NYC area after 6 pm this evening. Strong damaging winds, frequent lightning, large hail, and isolated tornadoes are all a possibility with these storms. We urge you to take the storm threat seriously, and pay attention to any Severe Thunderstorm or Tornado Warnings which may be issued as the storms approach the area.
The storms have a history of producing damaging winds and tornadoes in Central Pennsylvania and New York State. Follow us on Twitter @nymetrowx for live updates on the storms as they approach the area.