The National Weather Service out of Buffalo is warning the Utica, Rome, and Syracuse areas of Central New York of possible strong thunderstorms.

These storms are expected Thursday (7/16) and Thursday night.

There is a marginal risk that some of the storms will become severe with damaging winds the main threat. There is also a marginal risk for excessive rainfall with the potential for localized flooding."

As of right now (7/15), the forecast from the National Weather Service of Binghamton is as followed:

Thursday: A chance of showers, mainly after 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Thursday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 10pm. Cloudy, with a low around 67. Chance of precipitation is 70%."

We will follow this chance of severe weather, and will update you throughout the day.

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According to this following photo, it appears the risk will be marginal for our area, and could happen anytime between 2PM - 11PM:

National Weather Service Of Buffalo

What Does EyeWitness News Think?

This report was posted earlier in the week, and could change, however it does say scattered showers will be possible on Thursday and, if the front stalls, could linger on Friday as well.

If it moves out faster, Friday may turn out dry. High temperatures are in the mid-80s both days. Plentiful sunshine expected this weekend as temperatures reach the upper 80s and low 90s."

At least the weekend looks nice!