SPC has issued a tornado watch to our North and West. A line of thunderstorms associated with a cold front will be moving towards our region this evening. The line of storms is forecast to weaken as it comes closer to Connecticut, but our friends to our north and west will certainly be in the area that will most likely get severe weather today. What can we expect? This line of storms will take its time getting here, and when it does, it will be at most a dying line of thunderstorms. They won’t be here until after 8 PM, not expecting severe at this time. Storm Team 8 will have all of the necessary updates as we head into the evening online and on the News. We will get some much needed rain though tonight. Below is the outlook from the SPC.
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 274 NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK 140 PM EDT MON JUN 8 2015 THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS CENTRAL AND EASTERN NEW YORK NORTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA SOUTHWEST VERMONT * EFFECTIVE THIS MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 140 PM UNTIL 800 PM EDT. * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE... A COUPLE TORNADOES POSSIBLE SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH LIKELY SCATTERED LARGE HAIL AND ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE SUMMARY...A FAST-MOVING LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT PARTS OF CENTRAL/EASTERN NY THIS AFTERNOON...WITH MORE ISOLATED CELLS BUILDING NORTHEASTWARD OUT OF PA INTO WATCH AREA. STRONG LOW/MID LEVEL WINDS WILL PROMOTE THE RISK OF LOCALLY DAMAGING WINDS IN THE MORE INTENSE CELLS...ALONG WITH THE THREAT OF A TORNADO OR TWO. THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 65 STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 55 MILES NORTH NORTHWEST OF GLENS FALLS NEW YORK TO 40 MILES WEST SOUTHWEST OF MONTICELLO NEW YORK. FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU4). PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... REMEMBER...A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR TORNADOES AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS.