‘Special weather statement’ warns of strong thunderstorms for NYC, LI

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NEW YORK (PIX11) – The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement warning of strong thunderstorms in the five boroughs and Long Island.

The National Weather Service radar is monitoring a strong system that could impact the Bronx, Brooklyn, Nassau County, Manhattan, Queens and Western Suffolk Counties.

According to the NWS, winds of up to 40 mph are expected to accompany the storms.