Albany County under tornado watch and heat advisory

— Map from NWS

The yellow areas are under a tornado watch through 9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, according to the National Weather Service.

ALBANY COUNTY — Along with much of New York state, Albany County is under a tornado watch today, July 10, through 9 p.m. tonight, according to the National Weather Service.

At the same time, the eastern part of the county is under a heat advisory. Yesterday, Albany had a heat index — the real-feel combination of temperature and humidity — of 104 degrees.

“New York will be impacted by extreme weather today and tomorrow,” Governor Kathy Hochul said in an alert on Wednesday.

“On top of high heat and humidity, the remnants of Hurricane Beryl are expected to bring severe thunderstorms, flash floods, and possible tornadoes,” the alert said. “We’re prepared to respond and need New Yorkers to do the same.”

The alert advised those who lose power to find a cooling center at It also warned against driving on flooded roads.

The National Weather Service says Albany County may have showers and thunderstorms after 4 p.m. today and warns that some of the storms may be severe.

The heat index values may be as high as 102 with south winds around 11 miles per hour and gusts as high as 22 miles per hour.

The chance of precipitation overnight is 70 percent, the weather service says.

On Thursday, there is a chance of thunderstorms, mainly before 11 a.m. with a sunny high near 85 and south winds gusting as high as 20 miles per hour.

“With extreme weather becoming the new norm in our state, it’s more important than ever that New Yorkers take precautions,” the governor’s alert concluded. “Stay home, stay safe, and stay cool.”

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