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Severe thunderstorm watch issued in Queens

| brennison@queenscourier.com

Severe thunderstorms currently over New Jersey are expected to strike Queens in the late afternoon.

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the area with damaging winds and hail possible.

The borough last week dealt with an intense storm that knocked out power to thousands of residents while knocking down branches throughout Queens.

Rain is forecasted to begin falling at about 3 p.m. The watch will remain in effect until 11 p.m.


Severe thunderstorms, flash flooding expected this afternoon

| brennison@queenscourier.com


While many residents were still traveling to work, thermometers had already hit 90 degrees, with triple digit temperatures and severe thunderstorms still in store.

The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for until 6 p.m. with the heat index expected to reach 105.

New Yorkers will begin to get relief tomorrow when temperatures return to the mid-80s, but not before severe thunderstorms pass through the area.

The recent high heat and humidity has created an unstable atmosphere, this will lead to intense storms, the NWS said.  A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for Queens.

Rain will begin falling between 2 – 4p.m. Large hail and winds up to 60 mph are possible, the NWS said, and up to two inches of rail may result in flash floods.