CAPITAL REGION — There is an elevated risk for hazardous and severe thunderstorms with high winds across the Capital Region this afternoon, the National Weather Service is Albany said.
“There is an Enhanced Risk for severe thunderstorms this afternoon into early this evening,” the service said in a bulletin. “The main threats will be damaging winds or 58 mph or greater and heavy rainfall. Large hail, one-inch in diameter or larger, and an isolated tornado are also possible.”
Flooding on low-lying areas with poor drainage and ponding of water on roadways is also possible during storms, the weather service said. Some poor drainage flooding of low lying areas and ponding of water on roadways is possible with any thunderstorms.
The area under enhanced risk covers the entire Capital Region, from the central Catskills across the Mohawk Valley to the southern Adirondacks. “Enhanced risk” means numerous severe storms are possible, the weather service said.