Strong thunderstorm, hail possible in NYC, Long Island area

NEW YORK — A strong thunderstorm with hail and powerful winds is possible in New York City and sections of Long Island, officials warned Sunday afternoon.

The National Weather Service issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for the area including Springs, Southold  and North Sea around 4:30 p.m. It’s set to expire at 5 p.m. Wind gusts of up to 60 mph along with penny-sized hail are possible.

A Special Weather Statement was issued for the city. New Yorkers were warned to expect winds in excess of 40 mph along with possible pea-sized hail, according to the Office of Emergency Management. The alert expired at 3:30 p.m.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning for the area including Brentwood, West Babylon, Commack, Coram, Centereach and Shirley was also issued by the National Weather Service. Wind gusts as fast as 60 mph and quarter-sized hail were forecasted.

The alert there expired at 3:15 p.m. The parts of Long Island impacted are shown in the two images below below:

(National Weather Service)

(National Weather Service)

 

 

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