NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Heavy downpours and lightning moved through the Tri-State Area Monday night.

Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for many parts of the Tri-State Area, including Manhattan, The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and northern New Jersey.  The warning for southeastern Nassau County and Suffolk County expired at 9:45 p.m.

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AccuWeather meteorologist Carl Erickson said there were numerous reports of quarter and nickel sized hail from Hudson, Union and Essex counties.  Parts of Brooklyn and Long Beach also saw hail.

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Cloud to ground lightning  was also a cause for concern during the storm, the National Weather Service said.

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Erickson, who described some of the rain as “blinding downpours,” said off-and-on rain was expected for the rest of Monday night.