Severe thunderstorm warning issued

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A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for Queens.
A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for Queens.

The Heat bested the Thunder last night, but some thunder may do away with the heat today.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has upgraded the severe thunderstorm watch to a warning.  Winds of 50 mph are expected shortly, the NWS reported.

A flood advisory has also been issued.  some areas may see up to an inch of rain over the next hour.

The watch will remain in effect for Queens until 9 p.m. tonight.

The storm should help break the heat and humidity that have blanketed the city the past three days.  Temperatures over the weekend are forecasted for the 80s.