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Heavy Thunderstorms Expected in WNY Today [UPDATED as of 1:30 p.m.]

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The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center has outlined

a MODERATE RISK for severe thunderstorms on Thursday for our part of New York state. Damaging winds, potentially widespread and significant, will be the primary threat. There may also be a tornado risk in a narrow corridor from parts of New York State to southern New England.

Thunderstorms greeted most of us in the overnight hours today and they are expected to continue through tonight. Some storms could be severe, with large hail, damaging winds, and heavy rain, temperatures close to 80. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. Tonight Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69.

We will keep you posted with continuing updates throughout the day here and on 96.1 JOY FM.

1:30pm UPDATE
Severe Thunderstorm Watch

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WS 524
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER
120 PM EDT THU JUL 26 2012

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 524 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1000 PM EDT
FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS

NEW YORK COUNTIES OF

ALLEGANY CATTARAUGUS CHAUTAUQUA

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