What to Know
- Severe thunderstorms moved across New York City and New Jersey on Sunday evening, knocking down trees and causing power outages
- Earlier, the unofficial highs included 86 degrees in Central Park and 90 degrees in Newark
- A few morning showers on Memorial Day will likely make way for sun, with a high of 80 degrees expected
A line of thunderstorms moved across the tri-state on Sunday evening, knocking down trees and causing power outages.
The storms moved through New York City and parts of New Jersey, then kept going eastward. Some produced dangerous wind.
Two trees fell down in Hawthorn, New Jersey. One fell onto Hawthorn Avenue near Mahwiney Avenue, taking down wires and upturning the sidewalk.
Trees were also reported down in Bergen County, in the Bronx and in Maybrook in Orange County, New York, according to the National Weather Service.
The storms knocked out power to about 700 people on Staten Island and about 800 people in Queens Village, according to Con Edison. Most of the electricity had been restored before 11 p.m.
The weather also disrupted air travel. More than 15 percent of flights were delayed going in and out of LaGuardia, according to the website FlightAware.com. At Newark, more than 30 percent of departing flights were delayed.
Earlier, Sunday was hot and muggy. The unofficial highs included 86 degrees in Central Park, 90 degrees in Newark and 89 degrees at LaGuardia.
Temperatures are expected to dip overnight Sunday, with a low of 66 degrees anticipated.
A few morning showers on Memorial Day will likely make way for the sun, with a high of 80 degrees expected.