The threat of severe storms loomed over the tri-state for most of Saturday but ultimately swept through the New York City metro area with less than a few bands of rain and strong wind gusts.
The line of storms moved in after dinnertime, weakening after lashing many in parts of upstate and western New York where thousands suffered power outages late Saturday. Downstate, however, saw little more than a handful of reports of downed trees.
All of the worries of potentially severe storms came on the heels of a deadly series of tornadoes that touched down in the South and Midwest the night prior, where the death toll is rising with fears up to 100 people may have perished.
Severe thunderstorm warnings were triggered for parts of northern and central New Jersey before 10 p.m., signaling the approach of the fast-moving storms that were expected to clear out past Long Island after midnight.
A wind advisory went into effect Saturday afternoon for most of the New York City metro area through Sunday afternoon.
Lighting, downpours and destructive winds were the primary concerns with this system. Tornadoes were considered a possibility.
New Yorkers have seen the coldest weather they'll get for at least the next week or so as temperatures began to climb Saturday morning. By the afternoon, when wind gusts were expected to peak at 45 mph, Central Park reached 65 degrees, breaking a record set back in 1879.
Newark also smashed its previous record with a high of 65, surpassing the previous high set 50 years ago.
Before the storms come to the tri-state, parts of the South and Midwest were ravaged by the system that left three people dead in Tennessee, as well as one person dead and several injured in an apparent tornado at an Arkansas nursing home. Emergency crews in southern Illinois were responding to reports of workers trapped inside an Amazon warehouse after its roof collapsed from storm damage.
At least one fatality was also reported in Missouri as severe storms, some believed to be tornadoes, swept across the region late Friday and into Saturday morning. Dozens more fatalities were also feared in Kentucky, where several possible tornadoes were reported, officials said.
Much colder weather moves in Sunday with wind chills staying in the 20s and 30s and high temperatures expected to cap out around 47 degrees.
Another unseasonably mild trend begins after that, with temperatures warming to the 50s Monday, lingering there a few days and possibly hitting 60 again Thursday.
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