The watch is in effect until 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8 for southeastern New York and areas in western as well as coastal Connecticut.
Potentially damaging wind gusts are the primary threat, with potentially damaging hail also possible, according to the National Weather Service.
Localized heavy rainfall and lightning are also possible.
In New York, the following counties are covered by the watch:
- New York City: Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan), Queens, Richmond (Staten Island);
A Flood Advisory is in effect for Putnam and Orange counties until 5:30 p.m.
In Connecticut, the watch is in effect for two counties:
- New Haven
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