The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for most of Central New York.

The watch has been issued for the following counties until 9pm tonight:

- Cayuga

- Cortland

- Lewis

- Madison

- Oneida

- Onondaga

- Oswego

- Wayne

The Weather Service says storms could crop up this afternoon and early evening and could bring with them gusty winds, hail and dangerous lightning.