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Thunderstorms, hail to hit Queens; flood warning issued


| brennison@queenscourier.com

Rain has already begun falling in Queens and strong winds and quarter-sized hail may follow.

The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the borough warning of heavy rain, hail, lightning strikes and gusts of winds up to 60 mph.

Up to two inches of rain per hour is expected.

The NWS issued a flash flood warning lasting until 3:15 p.m.  Highways, underpasses, streets and low-lying areas are at risk of flooding.

 

 

 

Severe storms to strike city this evening; isolated tornadoes possible


| brennison@queenscourier.com

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Isolated tornadoes are possible as part of the severe storms that are expected to hit the city this evening.

Powerful thunderstorms are forecasted to reach the city between 5 and 6 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

The storm’s  strong winds, heavy rain, large hail and threats of tornadoes prompted Governor Andrew Cuomo to activate the state’s Emergency Operations Center today.

“New Yorkers should be especially aware of the weather conditions when making their travel plans today and monitor local news reports and weather alerts throughout the day,” Cuomo said.

Residents face lightning, winds nearing 60 mph, hail up to one inch in diameter and one to two inches of rain per hour, according to the NWS.

The NWS issued a special weather statement that expires at midnight.

 

Severe thunderstorm warning issued


| brennison@queenscourier.com

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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.

 

 

Thunderstorm watch issued for Queens; large hail, damaging winds possible


| brennison@queenscourier.com

A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued by the National Weather Service (NWS).

Queens has experienced high temperatures and humidity throughout the past few days. An approaching cold front will trigger the storms, the NWS said.

Residents should be aware if they will be outdoors tonight — heavy rains and lightning are expected. Damaging winds and large hail is also possible for the borough.