NEW YORK (PIX11) — A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for most of New York City area and surrounding suburbs, except Suffolk County through 8 p.m. Monday.

The main threat will be damaging winds in excess of 60 mph as well as large hail. A tornado, while low risk, cannot be ruled out as well.

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A tornado warning was issued in connection with a storm to the east of Binghamton in Delaware County earlier Monday. That storm drifted northward and was not expected to impact the lower tri-state area.

The storms could produce lightning and torrential downpours that could lead to localized flooding.

A few showers have developed ahead of the main line of storms, which is expected to hit the area between 4 and 6:30 p.m. Spotty showers could persist through about 9 p.m. before the system completely clears the area.

Tuesday will be mostly sunny and windy as Canadian high pressure will bring drier air into the region. The high temperature will be in the mid-70s.

Wednesday will be partly sunny early followed by increasing clouds in the afternoon. The high temperature will be in the low 70s.

Thursday will be mostly cloudy with a chance of scattered showers as a warm front will work its way through the area during the afternoon. The high temperature will be in the mid-70s.

Friday will be partly sunny and warmer as winds will shift to the south bringing air from the Gulf of Mexico. The high temperature could top out near 80 degrees.