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Watch The Skies

By Dave Lucas

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Albany, NY – It's been nearly a week since Tropical Storm Irene swept through New York State, causing torrential downpours and widespread flooding: now weather forecasters are warning of the possibility of another bout of heavy rain... Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for an area that includes Eastern New York, Southern Vermont and Western Massachusetts, which could experience heavy thunderstorms over the next three days. Newschannel 13 meteorologist Tim Drawbridge and Roger Hill of Weathering Heights Consulting in Vermont have been watching the computer models. They agree that if the tropical moisture is able to break through it would arrive late Monday ...

Seamus Leary is Deputy Commissioner of Emergency Services in Orange County: he urges Waterlogged residents to remain "on guard," as any rain that falls will come at a time when the ground is still soaked from Irene. Central Hudson's Denise Van Buren reassures customers that the utility is also continually monitoring the forecasts. Tim Drawbridge warns "never take nature for granted."

According to the National Weather Service, the anticipated "... THUNDERSTORMS MAY CONTAIN LOCALLY HEAVY DOWNPOURS AND GUSTY WINDS..." Stay tuned to WAMC throughout the weekend for updated weather reports.