The weekend is coming to an end with violent thunderstorms threatening residents and visitors in many communities in and around the Northeast.
Damaging winds and flooding downpours are the main concerns this afternoon and evening from the strongest thunderstorms. There will also be some incidents of hail and an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out.
The threat zone includes Albany, N.Y., New York City, Philadelphia, Pa., but not Boston, Mass., or Portland, Maine.
Also at risk is Dover, Del., the site of NASCAR's FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks race this afternoon. While the race will start on a dry note, AccuWeather.com meteorologists are concerned for severe weather to reach Dover toward the end of the race.
More details on the severe weather danger can be found in this news story, while the latest updates are given below.
12:31 p.m. EDT Sunday: Strong thunderstorms developing near the far eastern Pennsylvania/New York border and heading toward the communities of Saugerties and Kingston, N.Y.
12:14 p.m. EDT Sunday: Strong thunderstorm winds down trees and wires in West Winfield, N.Y. One tree fell onto a home.
11:57 a.m. EDT Sunday: A thunderstorm with a history of producing damaging winds is headed toward Cooperstown, N.Y.
11:35 a.m. EDT Sunday: A Severe Thunderstorm Watch box has been issued from upstate New York to northern Maine. The box is in effect through 8 p.m. EDT.