The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a tornado watch for the Rye-Port Chester region that is effect until 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7.
According to the NWS, there is a possibility of tornadoes from upstate New York, south through the Hudson Valley and east into Connecticut and the coastal regions. A tornado watch means conditions are favorable for tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area.
A strong cold front will be moving across the region this afternoon through this evening, bringing heavy rains and damaging winds, according to the NWS. Between a half-inch and an inch of rain is expected from the cold front which could cause flooding in low-lying areas and areas with poor drainage.
The weather service also is forecasting minor coastal flooding with Monday afternoon's high tides that are expected to be about a foot higher than the astronomical high tides.
Patch will provide updates as they become available from the NWS.