National Weather Service
The fast-moving storm system took down trees and damaged some homes in West Haverstraw and Stony Point.
Temperatures surged to potentially dangerous levels Thursday with relief from the largest heat wave of the summer still days away.
It’s another week of hot weather across the Tri-State Area as temperatures are expected to be in the 90s through the weekend. A heat advisory is in effect for New York City until midnight Tuesday.
The tornado touched down at 9:17 a.m. in Berkeley Heights in Union County. Forecasters say the twister was on the ground for about 10 minutes and cut a path of about 50 yards wide and 4.8 miles long through New Providence and Summit.
Round two of wet weather settled over parts of the Tri-State Area on Thursday evening, pushing monthly rainfall totals within reach of the history books.
A flood watch is in effect until Tuesday morning for southern Connecticut, northeast New Jersey and parts of New York, including New York City, Westchester, Suffolk, Nassau and Rockland counties.
Flash flood warnings for the five boroughs of New York City, Fairfield County, Conn., and Nassau County and Suffolk County expired earlier in the evening.
Forecasters say the remains from Andrea will approach from the south, bringing heavy rain to the state on Friday. The rain could produce small stream and urban flooding.
Forecasters say rain Monday morning will taper off to showers before finally ending in the afternoon. A few spots could also have a thunderstorm.
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.
An air quality alert has been issued for much of New York City and the northern suburbs, due to concerns about ozone levels.
Rain in New York City appears to have broken the previous record for this date, set in 1886, when the Big Apple got 2.33 inches.
The National Weather Service said gusty winds, along with humidity levels as low as 20 percent, mean there is a “great potential” for wildfires in the area through the day.
Spring certainly has come in like a lion.
A winter weather advisory is in effect from 6 p.m. Wednesday until 6 p.m. Thursday for parts of Conn., northeastern New Jersey, New York City and western and central Long Island.