Be careful on the ride home this afternoon and evening. The winds are blowing 40 miles per hour at the 1077 'GNA studios in Schenectady and even higher in the hill towns. As a result the National Weather service has issued a Tornado Watch and High Wind Warnings effective now until 11pm tonight. Be careful on secondary roads or side streets in heavily wooded areas for downed limbs, trees or even power lines. The counties under the Tornado Watch and High Wind Warning are below. More weather details are here.

ALBANY               COLUMBIA            DUTCHESS
FULTON               GREENE              HAMILTON
HERKIMER             MONTGOMERY          NASSAU
PUTNAM               RENSSELAER          SARATOGA
SCHENECTADY          SCHOHARIE           SUFFOLK
ULSTER               WARREN              WASHINGTON
WESTCHESTER