Thunderstorms across Catskills

The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for Sullivan County, along with much of Pennsylvania, for Friday afternoon and evening. (Update, 9:30pm: The area is no longer under tornado watch.)

Sullivan County, along with the rest of the Catskills region, can expect thunderstorms, heavy rain, and gusting winds of up to 40 or 50 miles per hour as a cold front moves through the area from west to east. 

As of around 4pm, Hudson Valley Weather reported, the line of storms was moving through Western Pennsylvania. 

Update, 8:30pm: Delaware and Sullivan Counties are both under severe thunderstorm warnings until 9pm:

At 802 PM EDT...National Weather Service Doppler Radar Indicated A Line Of Severe Thunderstorms Capable Of Producing Damaging Winds In Excess Of 60 Mph. These Storms Were Located Along A Line Extending From Sherman To Honesdale To Southwest Of Bushkill...And Moving East At 40 Mph. * Severe Thunderstorms Will Be Near... Blooming Grove By 812 PM EDT... Narrowsburg By 814 PM EDT... Stalker And Damascus By 816 PM EDT... Hankins...Lava...Cochecton And Peabrook By 818 PM EDT... Pecks Pond...Hortonville And Callicoon By 820 PM EDT... Harvard By 822 PM EDT

Strong thunderstorms are moving through Greene, Ulster, and Schoharie County as well, a NWS Albany special weather statement issued at 8:24pm said.

Stay safe on the roads -- and if you have reports of local storm damage or road closures, please send them to so we can keep your neighbors informed.