The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for all of central New York, including Cayuga County.
The watch will remain in effect until 11 p.m. Wednesday. The weather service said tornadoes, hail and high wind gusts are possible.
NYSEG, RG&E and National Grid sent out alerts Wednesday afternoon, urging customers to exercise safety if outages occur. The power companies are monitoring the forecast and have mobilized storm readiness teams to deal with potential outages.
To see local forecasts and radar imagery, visit auburnpub.com/weather.