Severe Thunderstorms Tear Through Tri-State Area

Severe thunderstorms tore through much of the tri-state area Saturday afternoon, bringing heavy downpours, lightning and strong winds.

The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for New York City and parts of New Jersey until 4 p.m. People were advised to move indoors because of continuous cloud-to-ground lightning. 

A flood advisory was also issued for New York City until 4:15 p.m.  

As a cold front moved through Saturday evening, the chance of rain diminished. The region should see a partial clearing after midnight. 

Better weather is expected for Mother's Day Sunday, with sunny and windy conditions and a high of 69. 

Next week should start off on a cooler note, with highs in the upper 50s on Monday and low 60s on Tuesday. 

Here are your forecasts through next Wednesday:

TODAY: On and off showers and thunderstorms.

HIGH: 74

TONIGHT: An early shower/storm, then partial clearing. Patchy fog.

LOW: 57

TOMORROW (Mother’s Day): Mostly sunny and windy. 

HIGH: 69

MONDAY: Mostly sunny, breezy and cool.

HIGH: 58

TUESDAY: Partly Sunny.

HIGH: 61

WEDNESDAY: Increasing cloudiness with a shower at night.

HIGH: 66

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