We all had an eye to the sky for the Solar Eclipse and Central New Yorkers may still be looking to the heavens today. The National Weather Service says "a significant weather event" is likely with a Tornado Watch in effect until 9pm.

Thunderstorms are expected this afternoon ahead of that cold front, and when it arrives is when the trouble could begin. Strong winds will be the "primary threat" although hail and heavy downpours are possible. And whenever warm and humid conditions meets cold, tornadoes are going to be possible.


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Rain will begin around lunch time with the heavier rain and winds coming after 2. The good news will be storms wrapping up after midnight followed by a nice run of sunshine and 70 degree readings into the weekend. Of course this is Central New York, Lake Effect Snow could crop up.

National Weather Service

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