Thunderstorms rolled into the tri-state Friday with lightning, hail, heavy rains and wind that tossed trees and downed power lines, breaking the heat wave that stifled the area for much of the week.
There were widespread power outages throughout the area -- Long Island had the most, with a peak of more than 18,000 people at one point Friday.
In New York City and Westchester, Con Edison reported more than 5,000 without power after the storms.
The weekend started off cooler after the rainy relief, with scattered showers Saturday morning giving way to a beautiful Sunday with a high of 82 degrees. Temperatures fall back into the seasonal 70s by the beginning of next week.
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