[This Afternoon] Scattered strong to severe thunderstorms are possible this afternoon/evening.
Severe thunderstorms Tuesday were expected to bring wind gusts of up to 70 miles per hour on Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. In fact, the National Hurricane Center in monitoring this broad area of circulation and stated that it has a 20-30 percent chance of developing further into a tropical or subtropical storm.
Warmer and more humid conditions will move into the region before the cold front that's likely to bring the showers and thunderstorms, the weather service says.
As of 4 p.m. most of the outages were reported in Ulster County, with Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. reporting 6,201 customers without power. The storms will start to intensify around 5 p.m., according to Meteorologist Jeremy Reiner.
Many other parts of southwestern Pennsylvania - including Fayette, Somerset and Westmoreland counties - are under a severe thunderstorm watch, which means thunderstorms are possible in that area, but not necessarily imminent.
The main threat is strong wind gusts, brief torrential rain, and lightning. Always remember never try to drive across a flooded road "Turn Around Don't Drown" it can save your life.
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The greatest storm risks will be heavy rain and strong winds.
Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
TOMORROW - Overcast with Areas Of Showers. One to two inches of rain with small hail is possible. Additional showers and thunderstorms will be possible throughout the day with a gradual shift east and south by afternoon.