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Severe Weather Outbreak Expected This Afternoon

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Look around your house and bring in anything that can be blown around by high wind.

The National Weather Service in Binghamton announced this morning that a severe weather outbreak is expected this afternoon and early evening for central New York and northeast Pennsylvania.

The biggest threat will be the wind, which could be in excess of 70 mph.

Here’s the full statement:

… A severe weather outbreak is expected this afternoon and early
evening for central New York and northeast Pennsylvania…

It is anticipated that a line of thunderstorms will intensify later
this morning or early in the afternoon across western New York and
northwest Pennsylvania. This line of storms should then move
eastward through central New York and northeast Pennsylvania between
2 and 8 PM.

The most significant threat from these storms appears to be strong
damaging winds… perhaps in excess of 70 mph. A few isolated
tornadoes cannot be ruled out… especially to the east of the
Interstate 81 corridor.

The most likely time frame for severe weather across The Finger
lakes region of New York and Bradford County Pennsylvania…
including such places as Elmira… Corning… Penn Yan… Watkins
Glen… Auburn… Ithaca… and Towanda… is from 2 to 4 PM. For the
Interstate 81 corridor… from the Syracuse Metro area… southward
through Cortland… Binghamton… Montrose… Scranton/Wilkes-Barre…
and Hazleton… the most likely time frame is from 4 to 6 PM. For
Rome… Utica… Cooperstown… and Norwich… as well as the western
Catskills… and the Pocono plateau… look for severe weather to
move in between 6 and 8 PM.

Please visit the Binghamton National Weather Service web site…
at weather.Gov/bgm… or stay tuned to NOAA Weather
Radio and local media outlets… for the latest updates throughout
the day… including possible watches and warnings.

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