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: Police Looking For Driver Of SUV That Slammed Into Home On Staten Island
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: Tax Refunds Delayed As May 17 Filing Deadline Arrives
Cloud to ground lightning was also a cause for concern during the storm, the National Weather Service said.MORE NEWS: NYC Adding 250 NYPD Officers To Subways As 24-Hour Service Resumes
Erickson, who described some of the rain as “blinding downpours,” said off-and-on rain was expected for the rest of Monday night.