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: Road To Reopening: New York Sports And Entertainment Venues Welcome Back Fans At Full Capacity
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: NYPD Searching For Suspects After Eric Adams Campaign Volunteer Stabbed In The Bronx
Cloud to ground lightning was also a cause for concern during the storm, the National Weather Service said.MORE NEWS: Amazon's 'Prime Day' Underway; Competitors Looking To Match Deals
Erickson, who described some of the rain as “blinding downpours,” said off-and-on rain was expected for the rest of Monday night.