UPDATE: Tornado warning issued for Fulton County; softball games postponed

A tornado watch is in effect for the greater Capital Region until 9 p.m. tonight.

A tornado warning has been issued for Fulton County until 4 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. The remainder of the greater Capital Region is under a tornado watch until 9 p.m. tonight.

Games affected

The anticipated storm has affected scheduled sporting events in the region.

Section II softball semifinal playoff games scheduled for today have been postponed until Wednesday.

Section II baseball playoff games are reportedly still on.

Albany, Montgomery, Schenectady, Rensselaer, Schoharie, Washington, Saratoga and Fulton Counties are among the 17 counties that could be hit, according to a National Weather Service alert that went out at 12:30 p.m.

This announcement comes on the heels of the prediction that severe thunderstorms are a possibility in the Capital Region today and tonight.

According to an alert issued by the National Weather Service shortly after 11 a.m., there is a “slight risk” of damaging winds and large hail, accompanied by heavy rainfall in the area. Thunderstorms are expected to travel northeast across the region. Today’s weather could be followed by “nonsevere thunderstorms” on Wednesday afternoon in the Capital Region, including the Schoharie Valley.

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