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Strong storm to strike area; tornado watch issued

| brennison@queenscourier.com


Strong winds and heavy rain is expected to sweep through the area today lasting well into Wednesday morning.

Rain has already begun falling in Queens accompanied by 30 mph gusts of wind. The storm is expected to strike hardest in the evening.

A thunderstorm warning has been issued for the borough through 8:30 p.m.

Forecasts call for the winds to pick up in the early afternoon with gusts to approach 50 mph. The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory warning residents that downed limbs, trees and power lines are possible in the severe weather.

With the wind will be torrential rains — up to two inches of rain is possible — along with thunder and lightning.

The severe storm can potentially aid in the formation of a tornado, the NWS said. There is a tornado watch in effect for NYC, including Queens, until 9 p.m.  A twister touched down in Queens 10 days ago in Breezy Point.

The storm is expected to remain in the area through tomorrow morning.



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


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.


National Weather Service issues Wind Advisory

| brennison@queenscourier.com

Today’s early spring weather may disrupted by dangerous winds this afternoon.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a wind advisory for Queens beginning at noon with gusts expected to surpass 50 mph.

Sustained winds will be approximately 30 mph.

The winds strength means there is potential for downed trees and power lines.

The NWS said the strongest winds will be early in the afternoon. The advisory will remain in effect until 6 p.m. tonight.