A new Tornado Watch has been issued to the North of the present location of Irene's center, valid until 5am EDT Sunday morning. This watch includes the NYC Metro area.
Several noteworthy (though brief) tornadoes have taken place today, and that's certainly another hazard that comes along with a tropical cyclone such as Irene.
For more details on the expected impacts to Philadelphia, New York City, New Jersey and Long Island, please see my earlier detailed post here.
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