NEW YORK — The skies opened up in New York and New Jersey on Wednesday as heat and heavy humidity draped across the tri-state area.
A severe thunderstorm watch was issued around 1:50 p.m and expired at 9 p.m. There was also a severe thunderstorm warning for Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens until 6:30 p.m.
A cold front moving toward the region Wednesday is responsible for the unsettled weather through Thursday.
Wednesday's storms brought heavy downpours in some areas. Flooding, damaging winds and hail were also possible in some areas.
As if the storms weren't enough, there is also a heat advisory in effect for much of the area through 8 p.m. Wednesday, with the humidity making it feel like 95 to 99 degrees across the region.
Ahead of the bigger storms, expect mostly cloudy skies, with a potential for scattered showers later in the morning.