Torrential downpour brings funnel cloud to the New York

BROOKLYN — Thunderstorms on Tuesday brought a strange, tornado-like weather event to the New York Harbor.

The massive gray cloud, which was spotted by people in Brooklyn about 2:50 p.m., was later confirmed as a funnel cloud, according to the PIX11 News Weather Center and the National Weather Service.

“We reviewed pictures and video from New York Harbor, and determined there was a funnel cloud,” the National Weather Service tweeted. “From the videos we saw, there was no apparent sign of the circulation touching the water.”

After another broiling day, the cold front brought relief from the heat. Some of these storms were on the severe side with gusty winds, torrential downpours and flash floods.