This story has been updated.
The Tornado Watch in effect for Dutchess County Friday was upgraded to a Tornado Warning through 4:30 p.m.
A severe band of storms is passing through the county from west to east and was in the area of Red Oak Mills and Poughkeepsie area at 4 p.m. The storms are capable of producing a tornado, the National Weather Service said.
The watch, which went into effect at 1:30 p.m. Friday, lasts until 10 p.m. Friday.
Showers and thunderstorms are likely Friday, mainly after 4 p.m., according to the National Weather Service, which warns storms could be severe with heavy rainfall, gusty winds and hail possible.
Showers and thunderstorms are likely through 2 a.m. Saturday, followed by a slight chance of showers.
The first day of the long week, Saturday, will be sunny with a high in the lowers 80s.
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