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Line of Severe Thunderstorms Douses NYC, NJ, Long Island

The storms disrupted the Governors Ball Music Festival on Randall's Island and the Hot 97 Summer Jam at MetLife Stadium

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    Latest Forecast From Storm Team 4

    Latest Forecast From Storm Team 4

    (Published Sunday, June 2, 2019)

    An intense and fast-moving line of storms moved across parts of New Jersey and New York City on Sunday evening, disrupting two music festivals and bringing severe lightning. 

    The Governors Ball Music Festival on Randall's Island was being evacuated due to severe weather, organizers said in a tweet. At MetLife Stadium, where crowds were attending the Hot 97 Summer Jam, people were asked to shelter inside for about a half hour, then were allowed to return to outdoor seating by 10:15 p.m.

    A tree fell into a house in Westfield, New Jersey. The house on Lenox Avenue was condemned and all untilities had been turned off. 

    The pedestrian walkway of the Bayonne Bridge was closed due to severe lightning, according to the Port Authority. 

    The storm prompted severe thunderstorm warnings for all of New York City and much of New Jersey and Long Island. See the latest weather alerts here.

    After an earlier brief but intense downpour that even brought hail to parts of Brooklyn, a rainbow appeared over the city. 

    The rain fell around 6 p.m. and had largely ended a half hour later. 

    Then the rainbow broke out over Manhattan, captured in a photo from New Jersey. And yes, the rainbow appears to end near Wall Street, for those looking for the pot of gold. 

    Quarter-inch hail was reported in Monmouth County, Storm Team 4 says. Hail was also reported in Flatbush and Canarsie. 

    The storms move out late Sunday night. Sunday’s high is expected to be 78 degrees.

    On Monday, expect to wake up to sunshine, although it will also be cooler and less humid with highs in the 60s. 

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