Courtesy of the National Weather Service Most of the New York region, including all of New York City, is under a tornado watch until 10 p.m.
The National Weather Service issued a watch this afternoon, starting at 1:30 p.m.
and encompassing NYC, most of New York State, and sections of New Jersey.
The Weather Channel's map shows a massive storm system: A #tornado watch has been issued until 10 pm EDT for parts of NY, PA, NJ, CT, MA and VT.
NOAA says a tornado watch means "conditions are favorable for tornadoes and severe thunderstorms." And Governor Cuomo has issued a statement, urging New Yorkers to exercise caution and "prepare for severe thunderstorms, that could produce tornados, frequent cloud to ground lightning strikes and large hail as a cold front moves throughout the state that will produce severe weather." Cuomo noted that "severe thunderstorms can occur very quickly and create extremely dangerous situations for communities in their path." Additionally, Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services Commissioner John P.