Storm Team 4

Thunderstorms Roll Through Tri-State After Unseasonably Warm Friday, Knocking Out Power and Downing Tree Limbs in Some Places

The storms knocked out power in parts of New York and New Jersey

What to Know

  • Showers and thunderstorms rolled through parts of the tri-state Friday evening after an unseasonably warm day, Storm Team 4 said
  • The storms dropped hail in some places, downed tree limbs and left some people without power
  • Temperatures were expected to cool off on Saturday, but the weather will be pleasant and sunny

Showers and thunderstorms rolled through parts of the tri-state after an unseasonably warm day Friday, knocking out power and downing trees limbs in some places. 

Hundreds of power outages were reported in New Jersey Friday evening — many of which were in Essex County, according to PSEG. 

In Jersey City, a transformer fire sparked by the wet weather affected around 1,500 customers' electric service, PSEG said, with service expected to be restored by around 1 a.m. Saturday. 

Around 2,438 customers in Rockland County also experienced outages, while several hundred customers lost power in Brooklyn, Queens and Westchester and Putnam counties.

The outages came after severe thunderstorm warnings were issued in parts of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut Friday evening. 

Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for Bergen, Fairfield, Passaic, Rockland and Westchester counties until 8:45 p.m. Friday, with warnings about 60 mph winds and small hail. 

Warnings were issued for Hunterdon and Somerset counties until 8:30 p.m. and Warren County until 8:15 p.m.

The storms temporarily grounded flights at LaGuardia, JFK and Newark airports, and a flood advisory was issued for some parts of the tri-state. 

Chilly air is expected to move in overnight Friday into Saturday, according to Storm Team 4.

Saturday will be dry, with bright skies and highs in the lower to mid 50s, but the breeze will make it feel much cooler at times, according to Storm Team 4.

Sunday is expected to be cooler, with temperatures in the 40s.

Most of the highs on Friday were in the 60s and 70s.

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