Tornado Watch Issued, Canceled for Tri-State Area

The watch is in effect for all parts of the tri-state area except Suffolk County

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Tuesday, September 28 - A midday weather update from meteorologist Chris Cimino.

    The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for nearly the entire tri-state area except Suffolk County early Tuesday. 

    The watch, which was issued to alert people to the possibility that a tornado could develop in the area,  was supposed to remain in effect until 6 p.m., but was canceled just after 5 p.m.

    All of New Jersey and the eastern quarter of Pennsylvania also were included. Some suburban after-school activities were canceled as a precaution.

    A watch means conditions are favorable for tornadoes and severe thunderstorms. A more severe  tornado warning would mean that tornado activity -- turning or rotation -- has already been spotted by radar.

    Forecasters had said wind gusts up to 70 mph, hail and lightning are possible.

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    The latest storm activity comes as many neighborhoods are still recovering the two tornadoes and macroburst which slammed New Jersey and caused severe damage across a 14-mile stretch from Brooklyn to Queens. A woman in a car was killed. It was the city's ninth and 10th tornadoes since 1950.

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