Normally, I don’t cover severe thunderstorm watches. However, given the number of people working outdoors (power restoration, rebuilding roads, etc.) after Irene, I thought it was important to do so.
The watch also includes parts of Pennsylvania, but this area was not affected by Irene.
Remember, a severe thunderstorm watch means that winds of 60 mph or more and hail ≥1″ may occur with the thunderstorms. These storms may also cause heavy rain and frequent cloud-to-ground lightning.
Please monitor local weather and make sure you are indoors when a thunderstorm approaches.