Thunderstorms that passed through the tri-state region Sunday proved less powerful than anticipated, but caused minor wind damage in some areas, Storm Team 4 says.
A severe thunderstorm watch was issued Sunday afternoon for all of New Jersey, New York City and Nassau County until 10 p.m. The watch was upgraded to a warning for a few evening hours for all of New York City.
But by 8:15 p.m., rays of sunshine broke through the clouds and many rainbow sightings were reported, according to Storm Team 4.
The line of storms produced heavy rainfall, causing standing water in flood-prone areas. The rain was accompanied by strong winds with isolated wind gusts that knocked branches from trees in some neighborhoods.
The foul weather delayed flights at the area airports. It also forced organizers to cancel the final day of the Governors Ball, which was scheduled to include Kanye West and Death Cab for Cutie.
The stormy weather should give way to a warm and dry Monday, Storm Team 4 says. Temperatures are expected to be in the 80s and there should be plenty of sun.
The weather becomes unsettled again on Tuesday and Wednesday, with showers possible on both days.
Temperatures return to the 70s on Thursday and Friday, with partly cloudy skies. There may be a shower on Friday and possibly another on Saturday, when temperatures begin to head upwards.