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      Severe Thunderstorm Warnings, Watches & Flood Advisories

      A Severe Thunderstorm Warnings in effect for:

      --Chenango, Otsego and Cortland counties through Midnight

      --Broome and Tompkins counties through 12:15 am

      A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for most of central NY east of Syracuse until 12:00am.

      About severe thunderstorm watches:

      A Flood Advisory for the possibility of localized flood issues is in effect for several counties east and south of Syracuse through 2:30am.

      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 1" 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 CNYcentral.com.

      -- 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 -- Lightning Strikes

      -- Watches/Warnings (Make sure to hit the 'F5' key to refresh the page.)

      -- Follow CNY Central Meteorologists on Twitter

      If you see a severe weather, damaging winds, hail, or flooding, please let us know on Facebook or by e-mail at weather@cnycentral.com or news@cnycentral.com.