After severe thunderstorms ripped through the tri-state between noon and 5 p.m. Saturday, things have finally calmed down. However, the storm left a mess in its wake.
This comes after Friday’s storm; the National Weather Service storm team confirmed an EF-1 tornado with estimated winds of 90 mph in Washington, Dutchess County from that storm.
There were also reports of a tornado on Long Island on Saturday that has yet to be confirmed by the National Weather Service. Trees, light poles and power lines came crashing down across parts of the area.
In addition to heavy rainfall, strong winds, and a possible tornado, there were numerous reports of hail reaching up to 1.5 inches in diameter. The widespread event that spanned the tri-state also leaves behind falling temperatures and breezy conditions.
Anticipate gradual clearing overnight with areas of frost possible and lows in the 30s. Dry weather returns Sunday and winds will likely shift to a more southwesterly flow. Despite the wind shift, temperatures will remain much cooler as we brace for yet another system.
Even though this is expected to be a rain event, there is a chance of some snowflakes in the north and west of the city. The system arrives around 8 p.m. and exits the eastern end of Long Island around 4 a.m. Rain/snow showers continue into early Monday with a chance of a few more spotty showers in the afternoon.
Tuesday will be sunny and chilly with highs in the upper 40s. Wednesday won’t feel as cold with highs in the upper 50s under a mix of sun and clouds. Finally, milder air returns on Thursday followed by rain Thursday night into Friday.