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Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued With 65 MPH Wind Gusts, Hail, Isolated Tornadoes Possible

Areas in the Northeast (in yellow) covered by the Severe Thunderstorm Watch.
Areas in the Northeast (in yellow) covered by the Severe Thunderstorm Watch. Photo Credit: National Weather Service

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is now in effect for the region as rounds of storms are expected to roll through with damaging winds, quarter-size hail, frequent lightning, and isolated tornadoes possible.

The watch went into effect Monday, July 25 at 1:05 p.m. and lasts until 8 p.m.

Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the area beginning at around 1 p.m., the National Weather Service said.

"The expected rainfall rate is 1 to 2 inches in one hour," the weather service said. "Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches, locally 3 inches are possible."

Wind gusts of around 65 miles per hour are expected with the strongest storms.

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