...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 800 PM EDT FOR NORTHWESTERN LITCHFIELD...SOUTHERN BERKSHIRE...NORTHEASTERN DUTCHESS AND SOUTHEASTERN COLUMBIA COUNTIES... At 736 PM EDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Becket to near Pine Plains, moving east at 45 mph. HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and penny size hail. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees. Locations impacted include... Great Barrington, Lee, Copake, Sheffield, Pine Plains, Becket, Norfolk, Otis, Ancram, Canaan, Millerton, Sandisfield, Falls Village, Housatonic, Ashley Falls, Salisbury, Stockbridge, New Marlborough, Monterey and Washington. TORNADO...POSSIBLE HAIL...0.75IN WIND...60MPH INSTRUCTIONS: A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 1000 PM EDT for northern Connecticut...western Massachusetts...and east central New York. Remain alert for a possible tornado! Tornadoes can develop quickly from severe thunderstorms. If you spot a tornado go at once into the basement or small central room in a sturdy structure. For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building. Issued By: NWS Albany (Eastern New York and Western New England)
Hazardous Weather Outlook
Hazardous Weather Outlook National Weather Service Albany NY 405 PM EDT Fri May 15 2020 CTZ001-013-NYZ063>066-161200- Northern Litchfield-Southern Litchfield-Western Ulster- Eastern Ulster-Western Dutchess-Eastern Dutchess- 405 PM EDT Fri May 15 2020 This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for northwestern Connecticut, the mid-Hudson Valley and the eastern Catskills in eastern NY. .DAY ONE...This afternoon and tonight. There is an Enhanced Risk for severe thunderstorms this afternoon into early this evening. The main threats will be damaging winds of 58 mph or greater and heavy rainfall. Some poor drainage flooding of low lying areas and ponding of water on roadways is possible with any thunderstorms. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday. The probability for widespread hazardous weather is low. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... Spotter activation will likely be needed this afternoon into tonight while following all local, state and CDC guidelines.