The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for parts of New York state, including the Hudson Valley, New York City, long Island, and Southern Tier.

The watch goes until 9:00 p.m. Wednesday evening. The counties under the watch include:

ALBANY               BRONX               BROOME
CHENANGO             COLUMBIA            DELAWARE
DUTCHESS             FULTON              GREENE
KINGS                MONTGOMERY          NASSAU
NEW YORK             ORANGE              OTSEGO
PUTNAM               QUEENS              RENSSELAER
RICHMOND             ROCKLAND            SARATOGA
SCHENECTADY          SCHOHARIE           SUFFOLK
SULLIVAN             ULSTER              WARREN
WASHINGTON           WESTCHESTER

Flooding rain, hail, and damaging winds are a possibility across the area. And while not likely, tornadoes are also possible as the storms move in.

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