Philly, NYC, Boston put under tornado watch

Watch area stretches from Maine to Pennsylvania, and is in effect until 8 p.m.


Associated Press
June 1, 2011 11:45PM (UTC)

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for much of the East Coast, including Philadelphia, New York and Boston.

The watch area stretches from Maine to Pennsylvania and is in effect until 8 p.m. A watch means conditions are favorable for tornadoes and severe thunderstorms.

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The Weather Service says thunderstorms with 70 mph wind gusts and dangerous lightning are possible. There also could be hail measuring about 2 inches in diameter.

The threat of severe weather comes after a stretch of several days of unseasonable heat. Temperatures have soared into the 90s in spots.


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