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Severe Thunderstorm Watch Extended To More Counties In Area

Most of the strong storms will be north of I-84. Photo Credit: National Weather Service
The risk for thunderstorms covers a large area over several states. Photo Credit: National Weather Service

More counties in the area are now expected to be on the receiving end of severe thunderstorms.

A round of strong thunderstorms is moving toward the area from the south and west, with some parts of the region expected to see potentially severe weather Sunday night, May 19.

Areas north and west of New York City will be the most affected. Look for storms sometime between 8 p.m. Sunday and midnight north of the I-84 corridor in New York and Connecticut. (See first image above.)

Some parts of the area are under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch, including Rockland, Orange Dutchess, Sullivan and Ulster counties in the Hudson Valley. Rockland and Orange were added to the watch just before 8:30 p.m. Sunday.

Farther south, including in New York City, Long Island, Westchester, Putnam and Fairfield counties, thunderstorm activity should be weaker and come after midnight.

Some of the storms Sunday evening could bring heavy rain, damaging winds and even hail before the system winds down overnight. The chance of showers, and more storms, lasts until  2 a.m. Monday, May 20. Up to a quarter-inch of rainfall is possible with higher amounts possible from thunderstorms.

Monday will be partly sunny and even warmer with a high in the low 80s. There's a chance of a new round of thunderstorms, along with showers, after  2 p.m. and continuing until around 8 p.m.

Tuesday, May 21  will be sunny and not as warm with a high temperature in the upper 60s.

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