NEW YORK – A severe thunderstorm warning was issued Sunday in parts of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
Around 6:50 pm, an alert was issued for Manhattan and Newark. The National Weather Service’s warning, which was expanded to include Queens and Brooklyn, expired at 7:45 pm
Experts warned that hail of a quarter size and a wind of up to 60 mph was possible.
Just before 5:30 pm, an alert was issued for parts of Rockland, Orange, Putnam, and Westchester in New York. An alert was also issued for Bergen Passaic in New Jersey.
The alert, issued by the National Weather Service, expired at 6:15 p.m.
Hail of a quarter size that could damage vehicles was possible. Experts said that wind up to 60 mph could damage trees and power lines.
Meteorologists warned that torrential rains could cause flash floods.
An alert for parts of Westchester County expired at 5:00 p.m. Meteorological experts had said that a penny-sized hail was possible and that there could also be wind up to 60 mph.
In parts of Orange County that include Middletown, Port Jervis and Mechanicstown, experts said there could be a quarter-size hail. A severe storm warning was in effect for that region until 5:30 pm
Severe thunderstorm surveillance for the region is in effect until 8 pm