UPDATE: Tornado Watch no longer in effect for the Twin Tiers

Tornado Watch is in effect for the Twin Tiers.

Strong to severe thunderstorms are expected this afternoon and into the evening hours, especially west of I-81, as a cold front moves into the region. Damaging winds and large hail up to 2″ are the most likely threats. Pockets of heavy rain and a few tornadoes cannot be completely ruled out either.