Thunderstorms Blow Through Tri-State Area, Bring Damaging Winds
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Conditions remained dry well into the nighttime hours for many in the Tri-State Area Sunday, but as bedtime approached for some, the torrential downpours and thunderstorms began.
But the storms came earlier for others, bringing dangerous winds and causing severe damage.
Early in the evening, the Yankees-Red Sox game was delayed by more than 45 minutes as rain and severe thunderstorms were anticipated. But the game eventually began without a drop having fallen.
But fans weren’t out of the woods. The game was delayed again during the sixth inning in the 10 p.m. hour, as a downpour did, in fact, drench the Bronx.
The game resumed to finish the sixth inning after 37 minutes, only to be delayed again as the downpours resumed.
Northern Manhattan was also getting socked by the storm at 11 p.m. Another storm cell was spotted over Newark, and others still were seen farther inland in New Jersey, CBS 2′s Lonnie Quinn reported.
New York City residents were expected to be caught in thunderstorms for 50 minutes straight in the late night hours, Quinn reported.
Some CBSNewYork Facebook users reported storm activity in Yonkers and other areas of Westchester County, and in unspecified areas of the city, in the earlier evening hours.
That first round of storms earlier in the evening did cause some damage. A tree came down and crushed a house in New City in Rockland County, going right into a second floor bedroom. No one was hurt.
Parts of the area saw wind gusts of up to 40 mph.
More storms are expected in the early morning hours, and the morning commute will be affected, Quinn said. Conditions will be wet throughout the day on Monday.
Temperatures earlier hit the 80-degree mark along the Jersey Shore, with things much cooler along Long Island. In New York City, temperatures hit a high of 88 in the afternoon.
The storm will usher in more seasonable conditions for the start of the work week, Quinn forecast. Monday is expected to hit a high of 76 degrees as the showers continue, Quinn forecast.
Tuesday and Wednesday will see highs in the low to mid 70s and sunshine. By next weekend, things are forecast to warm back into the upper 70s.
The hot and humid weather kicked in on Friday, triggering an air quality alert and making for an uncomfortable commute for many straphangers.
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