Severe Thunderstorm Watch Still in Effect for the Hudson Valley
Even with the storm passing, a severe thunderstorm watch is still in effect for parts of the Hudson Valley.
Around 2:15 p.m. in Dutchess County, a massive thunderstorm rolled through. According to the National Weather Service, the storm brought up to 60 miles per hour winds and hail. This also upgraded the severe thunderstorm watch to a severe thunderstorm warning. This storm also brought a tornado warning for some parts of eastern Dutchess County, like Dover Plains.
Even though the big thunderstorm has passed through and the tornado warning has been lifted, a severe thunderstorm watch is still in effect for the Hudson Valley. The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch through 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 21. At this time, it appears no more storms will come through the Hudson Valley but it's always best to be alert. Eastern states like Connecticut and Massachusetts could still see some heavy rainfall and potentially tornadoes. It's safe to assume strong winds could remain throughout the night. Make sure to keep reading for what to do in case of a tornado or power outage.
The alert for the severe thunderstorm watch reads as follows:
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 97 IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS IN CONNECTICUT THIS WATCH INCLUDES 1 COUNTY IN NORTHWESTERN CONNECTICUT LITCHFIELD IN MASSACHUSETTS THIS WATCH INCLUDES 1 COUNTY IN WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS BERKSHIRE IN NEW YORK THIS WATCH INCLUDES 2 COUNTIES IN EAST CENTRAL NEW YORK COLUMBIA DUTCHESS THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF ARLINGTON, BEACON, DALTON, FLORIDA, HANCOCK, NEW LEBANON, NORTH ADAMS, PITTSFIELD, POUGHKEEPSIE, AND TORRINGTON.
TIPS: Here's how you can prepare for power outages