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.READ MORE: Federal Child Tax Credit Program Expanding: What You Need To Know To Get Your Benefit
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.READ MORE: New Video: Off-Duty NYPD Officer Bashed With Wooden Stick In Bronx Beating
Cloud to ground lightning was also a cause for concern during the storm, the National Weather Service said.MORE NEWS: NYC Primary: New Yorkers Head To Polls To Pick Next Mayor, Candidates Make Last-Minute Campaign Push
Erickson, who described some of the rain as “blinding downpours,” said off-and-on rain was expected for the rest of Monday night.