Scattered showers and thunderstorms began firing up across the tri-state area late Monday into early Tuesday ahead of an approaching cold front, prompting coastal flood advisories to be issued for parts of New Jersey.
No widespread severe weather is expected; the main threat from the storms is locally damaging winds west of the city. Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for Hunterdon, Sussex and Warren counties in New Jersey and Sullivan County in New York during the overnight hours.
Earlier in the evening, there were some fairly intense storms that made their way through northeastern New Jersey around dinner time. The dark storm clouds moved over the city, quickly darkening the areas they hovered over before dumping rain in New Jersey. Those fast-moving storms did bring some quick-yet-heavy downpours, as well as lightning and gusty winds.
Aside from those storms, there were a few isolated thunderstorms that may have locally brought some heavy rain for a short time, but no flooding conditions were reported.
Most of the day stayed dry ahead of any storms, save for an occasional quick downpour in parts of the tri-state. Temperatures peaked around 80 degrees in and around New York City, just on the slightly cooler side of normal for this time of year.
The mercury will climb a bit higher, to around 84, on Tuesday under partly to mostly sunny skies before more clouds and possibly a few showers return Wednesday. Bright and beautiful weather makes a comeback by the end of the workweek, with sunny skies and temps in the low-to-mid 80s Thursday and Friday.
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