Tornado warning posted, then removed for Berkshire County
PITTSFIELD — A tornado warning was briefly in effect Wednesday afternoon for parts of Berkshire County and Columbia County, N.Y., but was canceled.
The warning was issued for the period through 4 p.m. for towns south of Pittsfield, including Lenox and Lee, but was canceled before that hour arrived, according to National Weather Service Meteorologist Christina Speciale.
"A tornado warning means we're watching a storm that has the potential to create a tornado," she said.
Some Berkshire County residents received emergency alerts to their phones shortly after 3:30 p.m., urging them to take shelter.
A severe thunderstorm and flash flood watch is in effect through the evening.
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