Syracuse, N.Y. — For the second straight day, heavy thunderstorms could rumble through Central New York.
The National Weather service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for much of Upstate New York.
“Primary threats are for damaging winds and some large hail,” the weather service said. “Localized flash flooding and even an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out.”
The watch is in effect until 7 p.m. A watch means that conditions are favorable for severe storms.
Parts of Fallsburg and South Fallsburg are currently without power after a thunderstorm passed through the area.
The severe thunderstorm watch which was issued by the National Weather Service, affecting Sullivan and Ulster counties, remains in effect through 7 p.m.
The national Storm Prediction Center says there’s a 15 percent chance for damaging winds and large hail, and a 2 percent chance of a tornado.
Thursday could bring more rain and storms to New York, primarily in the Catskills, as tropical storm Arthur moves up the coast. While Arthur is unlikely to hit Central New York, the weather service said, moisture from the storm could be drawn into the area by a separate weather system.
Rain should leave on Thursday, and Independence Day should be sunny and in the 70s.