Today I am thankful to work in a building with air conditioning. There is a severe thunderstorm watch in effect:
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
eastern New York
Effective this Tuesday afternoon and evening from 1205 PM until 700 PM EDT.
Hail to 1.5 inches in diameter... thunderstorm wind gusts to 70 mph... and dangerous lightning are possible in these areas.
The Severe Thunderstorm Watch area is approximately along and 85 statute miles east and west of a line from 5 miles north of Newport Vermont to 35 miles southwest of Windsor Locks Connecticut. For a complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update (wous64 kwns wou7).
UPDATE: Tornado reported in Lee at 1436 EDT (1836Z).
LATER UPDATE: Also funnel clouds were reported in Barrington and Somersworth. Many reports of hail, the largest being 1.75 inches (about golf ball size) in Dover.