Risk for torrential downpours as steamy, stormy week continues

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NEW YORK — The risk for tornadoes in New York City is low Friday, but the threat of torrential downpours remains as a week of hot, humid, stormy weather continues.

A tornado hit College Point, Queens Thursday evening, knocking down numerous trees and power lines, according to the National Weather Service.

No injuries, and few outages were reported overnight.

The threat of a tornado on Friday is low, but more storms are expected.

There is a high risk of heavy rain, flooding, hail, lightning and wind damage through Saturday.

Friday morning saw light showers, mostly to the west, and there is another risk for stronger downpours in the afternoon and evening hours.

Highs Friday are in the mid-80s, but it will feel much hotter because of the humidity.

The tri-state can expect similar weather, with an even greater chance of torrential downpours, Saturday.

Storms move out of the area Sunday, but that doesn't mean the tri-state will feel any better.

Highs will likely top 90 degrees Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, marking another heat wave.

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