New York

Severe Thunderstorms Knock Down Trees, Power Lines, at Least 1 Building

Severe thunderstorms ripped through New York and New Jersey on Saturday, toppling trees, knocking down power lines and destroying at least one building. 

A blacksmith museum building and two empty animal enclosures were destroyed at Space Farms Zoo & Museum in Wantage, New Jersey.

The zoo wrote on it's Facebook page that the storm ripped the siding off buildings and damaged roofs. 

No animals were hurt, the zoo said. 

Thunderstorms Destroy Building at Space Farms Zoo in NJ

Video showed a tree down on South Street in Middletown, New York. In Wallkill, downed power lines were on Route 211 outside a Walmart. 

About 7,000 people were without power in Orange County, Orange Rockland Utility reported. 

Colder weather is expected to move in after the storm, Storm Team 4 says. 

The unseasonably warm temperatures felt across the tri-state will drop sharply, with temps expected to drop to 37 degrees. 

Meteorologist Steve Sosna shot this timelapse of the storm from Manhattan's west side on Feb. 25.

Sunday will be blustery, with winds gusting to around 30 mph, Storm Team 4 said. It will feel cold in comparison to our recent warm stretch, with temperatures close to seasonal levels.

Monday is expected to be milder, with highs in the low 50s. 

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