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Storms to Slam Rockland; Tornado Watch

Heavy rains, winds expected this afternoon and early Wednesday morning.

Thunderstorms with powerful winds and heavy rains are expected to sweep through Rockland County this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

The squalls could house winds up to 47 miles-per-hour, and rains topping off at half-an-inch.

A tornado watch is also in effect until 7 p.m.

Another thunderstorm is expected to hit before 5 a.m. Wednesday morning, bringing with it up to two inches of rain.

O&R has declared a storm watch as the foul weather approaches, and is preparing response teams. The power company is also urging residents to stay away from consequent downed wires and report all power outages by calling 1-877-434-4100.

The region last saw a tornado watch on Sept. 8.

Jacqueline Russo September 18, 2012 at 07:09 PM
I have a feeling that we're going to have one of the worst Winter's ever.
Kevin Zawacki (Editor) September 18, 2012 at 07:16 PM
Last year's was mild, but 2010 was tough -- hopefully we'll see a repeat of 2011.
Jacqueline Russo September 18, 2012 at 07:18 PM
I wonder what the Farmer's Almanac is saying...
Mike Hirsch September 19, 2012 at 01:27 AM
Don't worry Jackie. As Amy Durbin commented, we are now paying Frank "show me the money" Sparaco $75,000/yr to call if you have a problem. Courtesy of Wayne Ballard, who is probably in his last year as Highway Superintendant.

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