As the heat and humidity has begun to build over the past few days, so to has the threat of severe weather. This afternoon, storms are already beginning to pop up and quickly becoming either strong to severe storms.

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Northeastern Ulster County until 1:30 this afternoon. A storm was located over West Shokan and is moving east at around 15 miles per hour.

The hazard with this storm cell is torrential rainfall, the possibility of quarter-sized hail, and wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour. As a result, minor damage to homes and vehicles are a possibility, as is the danger of falling limbs and scattered power outages.

Cloud-to-ground lightning is also being reported with this storm. Please move inside ahead of this storm, preferably in the lowest level of your home or building. As this storm cell continues to move eastward, should it prompt any other weather warnings, we will update you with that information throughout the afternoon.

If you see severe weather developing in your area, please take cover and be safe before you report your conditions to the National Weather Service.

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