What you should know
- Damaging winds and heavy rain, along with frequent lightning strikes, are expected to hit much of the tri-state area Monday afternoon and into evening; no large hail is expected.
- A dangerous stretch of heat grips the tri-state area starting Tuesday, pushing temperatures into the 90s. They are expected to stay there for a solid week.
- It will feel more like 100 for much of the week due to the high humidity; New York City’s average number of days above 90 degrees in July is 11, five days more than this year’s current total.
NEW YORK – The tri-state area saw another round of severe weather Monday, bringing damaging winds, flash flooding and even the possibility of isolated tornadoes, before another heat wave begins Tuesday.
Severe thunderstorm warnings are in effect for New York’s Manhattan, Queens, Bronx, Westchester and Rockland counties, as well as most of northern New Jersey and Connecticut’s Fairfield County through mid-afternoon. Flash flood warnings issued for Manhattan, Bronx, Westchester, Fairfield and Bergen counties until 4:30 p.m.
A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for the entire tri-state area, except for Suffolk County on Long Island, through 10 p.m.
The first half of the day remained calm for some and rattled others, with a quick line of powerful storms dumping an inch of water on parts of New Jersey by 8 a.m. The National Weather Service says it expects the severe threat to increase in the coming hours.
Severe thunderstorm watches were issued for the five boroughs of New York City, Long Island’s Nassau County and the Hudson Valley, as well as nearly a dozen New Jersey counties from Warren to Bergen, and Nassau County. from Fairfield, Connecticut a short time later. They are valid until Monday night.
The system is more likely to produce strong straight-line winds along with flooding showers and isolated tornadoes. Large hail is not expected.