NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A tornado warning has been issued for the New York City area.
The warning is centered in the Staten Island area and is in effect until 9:30 p.m.
The severe weather alert follows similar alerts in several new Jersey counties earlier Tuesday night.
Anyone within the affected zone is urged to stay indoors and stay in the lowest level of your home until the alert is lifted.
Stay with CBS New York for more on this developing weather alert