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Severe Thunderstorm Watch In Effect For Much Of Region As Potent System Nears

Areas where the Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect. Areas where the Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect.
Areas where the Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect. Photo Credit: National Weather Service
A look at the storm system. A look at the storm system.
A look at the storm system. Photo Credit: National Weather Service

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is now in effect for much of the region as a potent system nears that will bring drenching rain, damaging wind gusts, hail, and frequent lightning.

The watch went into effect Saturday, July 2 at 2:35 p.m. and lasts until 9 p.m.

The main threat is damaging winds to 65 mph and hail to ping pong size, the National Weather Service said in a new update issued Saturday afternoon.

See the first image above for areas where the watch is in effect. 

As of 3:15 p.m., the watch area does not yet include Long Island.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will arrive mainly after 4 p.m. Saturday, and continue into the late evening.

Up to a half-inch of rainfall is expected from the system.

It will be less humid Sunday, July 3 after the system passes, with partly sunny skies and a high temperature in the low 80s.

The current outlook for Monday, July 4 calls for mostly sunny skies and a high temperature in the mid 80s.

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