NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Strong winds blasted into the Tri-State Area Sunday, sending debris flying and knocking down trees in some areas.
The area saw chilly, cloudy conditions and off-and-on rain throughout the day.
As of 9 p.m., pockets of rain were still moving through the day and into the night. As of around 7 p.m., New York City saw wind gusts in excess of 40 mph. A plastic bag was seen flying stories in the air over Tenth Avenue at 57th Street.
In Union, New Jersey, the wind was blamed for uprooting a tree on Ridgeway Street in the late afternoon. No one was injured.
A tree also came down across the No. 5 subway tracks at Baychester Avenue in the Bronx, briefly shutting down service on the line between East 180th Street and Dyer Avenue, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
Service later resumed with delays.
Some PSE&G customers in Scotch Plains and Fanwood, New Jersey lost power late Sunday, after a wire came down on Seneca Road in Scotch Plains.
The storm system Sunday also produced hail in some areas. CBS2’s John Elliott posted sleet mixing with hail in Sparta, New Jersey.
CBS2’s Elise Finch reported there was a little bit of everything this wacky weather day. Temperatures were unseasonably low, topping out at 60 degrees at John F. Kennedy International Airport, 59 degrees at LaGuardia Airport, and 57 degrees at Central Park.
Fifty-seven degrees is the normal high for April 5.
Overnight temperatures were expected to drop into the 30s in some areas, with a couple of spots right around the city in the lower 40s, CBS2 Weather Producer Mark McIntyre reported.