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Severe thunderstorms, airport delays expected Sunday across the tri-state area

Posted at 9:51 AM, Jun 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-02 09:53:14-04

NEW YORK — Scattered thunderstorms, some of which were severe, moved across the tri-state area Sunday evening.

A severe thunderstorm warning for most of Long Island expired at 10:45 p.m. Sunday.

The Severe thunderstorm warnings for all of New York City, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens, expired at 10:15 p.m.

Severe thunderstorm warnings for Bergen and Hudson Counties in NJ also expired at 10:15 p.m.

A severe thunderstorm warning for Staten Island in NYC, as well as Passaic and Essex Counties in New Jersey, expired at 9:45 p.m.

Newark’s Department of Public Safety issued an advisory Sunday night that severe thunderstorms and heavy rain are expected in the area before midnight, including hail, damaging winds and lightning. Flooding is also expected, according to city officials.

A severe thunderstorm warning for Burlington and Monmouth Counties in New Jersey expired at 9:15 p.m., which warned of large hail and damaging winds.

Due to thunderstorms, delays were being reported Sunday night for both incoming and departing flights at area airports, including LaGuardia, John F Kennedy, and Newark International, according to the FAA.

At 8:30 p.m., both JFK and LaGuardia had ground stops in effect, which meant inbound flights from other areas were being halted into these airports. Newark had a ground delay program in effect, with inbound flights being slowed into the airport.

Meanwhile, a severe thunderstorm watch issued at 3 p.m. for New Jersey, and parts of Delaware, Pennsylvania and Maryland expired at 10 p.m.

The greatest threat of severe storms was across northeast New Jersey, the Lower Hudson Valley, New York City and far western Long Island, according to the National Weather Service.

A severe thunderstorm warning has expired since it was issued by the National Weather Service around 6 p.m. Sunday for Brooklyn, Queens and Nassau County. The storm brought hail and strong winds to parts of the city.

Twitter user Michael Bascombe tweeted a video of what he described as 1 inch hail falling in Brownsville, Brooklyn, around 6 p.m. Sunday.

The chance of storms came as a strong cold front was forecasted to move southeastward on Sunday from the Great Lakes.

We were not expected to see surging dew points and moisture forcing its way northward so the character of these thunderstorms would be different from last week, when we saw clusters of severe thunderstorms develop along with broad lines of storms that followed.

The National Weather Service has advised people to monitor the weather throughout the day.