Severe Thunderstorm potential for NY

With the approach of a cold front from the upper Great Lakes colliding with the ehat and humidity currently over us, we will monitor Triple Doppler Radar for the potential development of strong to severe thunderstorms. I still feel activity will be isolated to scattered Thursday and Friday, but should become more windspread Friday Night and Saturday as the front begins moving through. Stay tuned to CNYcentral for all the latest.

A severe thunderstorm watch
is issued to alert you to the possibility that thunderstorms containing damaging winds of 58 mph or higher and/or large hail of 1â?? in diameter or bigger may develop at some point during the next several hours. A watch does not mean severe weather is occurring. A warning is issued when severe weather is imminent.

If your area has a severe thunderstorm watch, here is what you should do:

-- Go about your normal activities, but be aware of the possibility of severe weather developing.

-- Keep an eye on Interactive Doppler and Triple Doppler radars on

-- Keep your phone with your CNYcentral mobile app turned on so if warnings are issued you will know.

-- Periodically check NBC-3, CBS-5 and CW-6 for updates on the weather and possible warnings.

-- Plan how to get to a safe place quickly if a warning is issued for your area or if severe weather is observed where you are.

Stay updated with this storm with these links



Interactive Doppler Radar



Triple Doppler Radar


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