Thunderstorms, winds up to 50 mph race through NY, NJ; trees down and other debris falls


NEW YORK — An already rainy Sunday saw an evening of thunderstorms, heavy winds and some damage done in the tri-state area.

We are tracking a narrow line of heavy showers and isolated thunderstorms that should get underway this evening. This will likely lead to localized flooding and damaging wind gusts, which will be the big concern with this system. Expect wind speeds between 20-30 mph with gusts from 40 to 50+ mph making it possible for down trees, powerlines and power outages.

A Severe Thunderstorm warning was issued for parts of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Northern New Jersey until 8:15 p.m.

The New York City Department of Buildings is reminding all builders, contractors, crane operators, and property owners to secure their construction sites, buildings, and equipment.

Winds between 40 and 50 mph were observed throughout the tri-state area Sunday evening.

Citizen app footage captured a tree falling on a car in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park.

(Photo: Citizen app)

The township of Neptune in Central Jersey reported significant storm damage, with debris, downed wires and damaged vehicles. Roads in the area were closed Sunday night. One person was injured.

A severe thunderstorm watch was in effect for parts of the Jersey Shore until 9 p.m. Sunday. A dense fog advisory will be in effect until 9 p.m. Sunday for Nassau and Suffolk Counties, and a wind advisory will be in effect from 7 p.m. Sunday to 6 p.m. Monday.

The National Weather Service issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for parts of Somerset, Hunterdon, Middlesex and Mercer Counties, as well as two counties in Pennsylvania, until 7:30 p.m.

Finally, the storm should taper off around midnight with a few lingering sprinkles overnight. Even though the rain will move out in time for the morning rush, winds will continue to pick up throughout the day tomorrow.

Looking ahead to the rest of the week; we are tracking another storm that’s slated to arrive mid-week. As always, stay tuned for updates.

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