Severe thunderstorm warning issued as torrential rainfall and powerful wind batter NYC

NEW YORK — Strong thunderstorms were forecasted throughout New York City on Monday.

A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for Brooklyn and Staten Island just after 2:40 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. Hail and wind gusts up to 60 mph were possible in the area.

The National Weather Service also issued a Special Weather Statement for Manhattan, the Bronx, Staten Island and northern Queens. Winds in excess of 40 mph were forecast.

New Yorkers were also advised to expect torrential rainfall and possible localized flooding.

People were being advised not to drive through flooded roadways.

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