Tornado Watch Issued for Region

The National Weather Service has extended its tornado watch for New York City and Northern New Jersey until 9.p.m., and for Long Island, Westchester and southwest Connecticut until 11 p.m.

Meteorologists say there is no imminent threat of a tornado. However, severe thunderstorms are expected and conditions are favorable for a possible tornado.

Two twisters touched down in New York City earlier this month. The first went through the Breezy Point section of the Rockaway peninsula in Queens. The second hit to the northwest, in the Canarsie section of Brooklyn.

No injuries were reported.