Central New York is under a Tornado Watch until 10 p.m..

Oneida, Herkimer, Madison, Otsego and Lewis counties are among several counties under a Tornado Watch according to the National Weather Service.

Strong to severe storms are possible through the evening, with ping pong size hail and severe 70 mph wind gust gusts.

Photo Credit - Noaa.gov
Photo Credit - Noaa.gov

Tropical Cyclone Isaias, barreling up the East Coast would bring periods of moderate to heavy rainfall Monday night into Wednesday morning, with the heaviest rainfall likely Tuesday night. There is still uncertainty with timing and the area of heavy rainfall. If the potential for widespread flash flooding increases, then a Flash Flood Watch maybe needed later in time.

The Most vulnerable areas are Delaware, Otsego counties and along the NY state thruway corridor.

The National Weather Service says if the storm tracks farther west, northeast PA into the upper Susquehanna Basin in NY and also in Oneida and Madison Counties in New York could be at a higher risk.

The heaviest rain his will depend on the track of Isaias and interaction with the jet stream in the northeast. Heavy rain could fall farther west than forecast which would increase flood risk for more of central NY and northeast PA.

Keep Up-To-Date

Get up to information on power outages throughout Central New York; where it’s out and when it’ll be restored with National Grid’s Power Outage Map.

National Grid also offers text alerts on the latest efforts to restore power.

To receive free text message alerts and updates, text the word STORM to NGRID (64743). E-mail alerts are available to customers who create an online profile on the company’s website. All alert services can be started and stopped at the customer’s request.

You can even report power outages or get the latest information at National Grid’s website.

Power Outage Preparation:

*Keep your cell phone charged and make sure you know where your backup power supply is.

*Make sure all your flashlights have fresh batteries.

*Fill your gas tank. You can use your car to keep warm and recharge devices.

*Have some food available that you don’t need to cook.

* Download the Big Frog 104 App. You’ll receive local alerts, weather reports and more with push notification.

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