The National Weather Service in Albany said Thursday there was a severe thunderstorm watch in effect through the area until 8 p.m. that day.
There were numerous reports of damage including three tractor-trailers that were blown over on Interstate-88 in the town of Princeton around 4 p.m.
Meteorologist John Quinlan said he was not aware of any injuries. The weather service will be sending a team to the area to assess the damage Friday morning, he said.
No such damage was reported by the National Weather Service in Binghamton, which said it had reports of large hail in locations including Hamden and Otego.