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Severe Weather Hits Tri-State Saturday; Hail, Damaging Winds Possible

June 29, 2019 - 2:52 pm

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – Severe weather rolled into the Tri-State on a muggy, hot Saturday.

The thunderstorms were crossing into the New York area by late afternoon and early evening. They had the potential to bring damaging winds, torrential downpours and quarter-size hail, according to AccuWeather.

Most of New Jersey is under a severe thunderstorm watch until 7 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. There were also severe thunderstorm warnings issued for parts of the city, New Jersey and Long Island before they expired around 6 p.m.

The weather was already leading to signficant flight delays at area airports, with JFK-bound flights delayed more than three hours on average and Newark-bound flights delayed more than 7 hours. It also led to the evacuation of Pride Island in Manhattan and sparked power outages in parts of New Jersey.

Saturday is otherwise hot and humid, with highs over 90 degrees and AccuWeather RealFeel temperatures into the upper 90s.

The stormy weather will push away from the coasts Saturday night. The low will be 70 degrees.

It will be cooler on Sunday, with a high of 81 and a low of 65 in the city. A shower or thunderstorm is possible in some areas in the afternoon, but it will mostly be partly sunny and breezy.