The people of the Capital Region could see a tornado along with other severe weather today. 

Be advised that along with an excessive heat warning we are also under a tornado watch until 9pm this evening according to the National Weather Service.

We have had a surge of strong storms in the Capital Region lately die some very high temperatures and this appears to be the latest one that is heading our way.

What could we expect from a Tornado?

  • Happen anytime and anywhere.
  • Bring intense winds, over 200 miles per hour.
  • Look like funnels.

The heat advisory for the Capital Region was put into place Tuesday at noon and goes until 8pm tonight.

From Ready.gov here is what you can do to stay safe during a tornado.

  • If the tornado is visible, far away, and the traffic is light, you may be able to drive out of its path by moving at right angles to the tornado.
  • If you are caught by extreme winds or flying debris, park the car as quickly and safely as possible -- out of the traffic lanes.
  • Stay in the car with the seat belt on. Put your head down below the windows; cover your head with your hands and a blanket, coat, or other cushion if possible.
  • If you can safely get noticeably lower than the level of the roadway, leave your car and lie in that area, covering your head with your hands.
  • Avoid seeking shelter under bridges, which can create deadly traffic hazards while offering little protection against flying debris.

We will keep you updated with alerts as the day goes on.

Tornado Touched Down Near West Seneca, NY

Take a look at the damage from a mini cyclone in Western New York.

Gallery Credit: Bailey Schrier

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