Tornado Watch for NY and New England - Updated at 6:35pm

6:35pm Update
The tornado threat should be confined to the red area (includes Boston and Providence) until the threat ends around 8:30pm



The red area is where tornadoes and damaging thunderstorm-generated winds are most likely between now and 4:45pm EDT.


Note: The first tornado warning was issued for the area (northern Vermont) at
2:05pm. I'm updating on Twitter @usweatherexpert. 
Please keep up on the weather if you live in the tornado watch area. 


Tornado Watch Now in Effect
The tornado watch includes Albany, Boston, and Portland as well as the entire area shaded in yellow. It is time to begin monitoring the weather as (at 1pm) strong thunderstorms are already developing as of 1:01pm (below).
Remember: Additional updates on Twitter @usweatherexpert. 

-- original posting, still valid ---
Tornado Forecast
There is an enhanced risk of tornadoes in the yellow area. There is a significant risk of tornadoes in the brown area which has now been extended to include Boston, Albany and adjacent areas of Quebec.  

The Quebec tornado threat area is in yellow. 


The Ontario threat area is also in yellow.

It will be important to monitor local weather information. A tornado watch means that tornadoes are possible in the designated area. A tornado warning means a tornado is likely in the area and that sheltering should be done. 

For tornado sheltering:
  • A basement is the better place to be. Get under heavy furniture like a pool table. Or, if the basement is finished, get into a small room like a closet or bath. 
  • If you do not have a basement, get onto the lowest floor of your home and get into a bathroom or closet. The idea is to put as many walls as possible between you and the tornado. 
I will update this afternoon. In the meantime, there will be more on my Twitter account @usweatherexpert. 

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