Severe thunderstorms that could bring large hail and possible tornadoes are expected in central New York but the worst of the storms are expected to be south of the New York Thruway.

The National Weather Service says strong to severe thunderstorms are expected to develop, near the New York Thruway in early afternoon and then move south across the rest of Central New York this afternoon.

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Damaging winds and large hail are anticipated with the strongest storms, and a even few tornadoes will be possible in the region. Heavy rainfall may occur in the strongest storms as well, with localized flooding possible in streets and urban areas.

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The storms will be moving into the area an hour later than anticipated yesterday, with central New York seeing the worst of the storms between 1pm and 5pm.

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Another system will move through the region late Friday into Saturday, with rain and occasional thunderstorms. A soaking rain of 1 inch or more is expected Saturday. Rain may be heavy at times, with localized flash flooding possible.


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