Thunderstorm Warnings, Rainy Commute Tonight

Friday, Jun 17, 2011  |  Updated 6:35 PM EDT
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Raphael Miranda reports from the NBC New York Weather Center

Raphael Miranda reports from the NBC New York Weather Center

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Heavy rain is moving through our area, complicating the commute home.

There are scattered flash flood warnings and reports of hail.

Weather-related signal problems also caused travel delays on some New Jersey Transit lines, and on the Long Island Rail Road.

Port Washington Branch service was up and running again around 6:20 p.m. after it was temporarily suspended in both directions due to weather-related signal problems. The LIRR had advised riders going to the Mets game to take the No. 7 train; subways were cross-honoring LIRR fares.

NJ Transit says riders on the Northeast Corridor Line, North Jersey Coast Line and Midtown Direct trains into and out of New York Penn Station dealt with delays ranging from 30 to 45 minutes, but said most of those problems had eased by about 5 p.m.

The rain is expected to continue through 8 or 9 p.m. tonight.

Stay with NBC New York for all your severe weather news, and check out our weather page, with its interactive radar.

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