With a line of storms approaching the region from the west, a Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for much of the area.
The watch, which went into effect just before 5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8, lasts until midnight and includes Westchester, Fairfield, Putnam, Rockland, Orange and Dutchess counties.
The main threat from the line of storms is wind damage with the most likely time frame for storm activity being from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday. Some of the storms will include torrential downpours, frequent lightning and thunder. Large hail is possible.
A few storms may produce damaging winds, large hail and frequent lightning, the National Weather Service said.
The stormy stretch ends on Friday, Aug. 9, which will be sunny and pleasant with a high temperature in the low 80s and less humidity.
That trend will continue right through the weekend.
Saturday, Aug. 10 will be mostly sunny, with a high near 80 degrees
Sunday, Aug. 11 will be another picture-perfect day, with sunny skies and a high temperature again around 80 degrees.
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