Storm Team 4

Strong Winds Linger Friday After Severe Storms Left Trail of Destruction in New Jersey

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Strong winds will ramp up again overnight Friday and more rain, even a chance of snow, are possible after severe storms walloped the tri-state area the day before.

Gusts of 35-45 mph are expected to persist through the day and wind chills sit in the 30s, Storm Team 4 says. While skies will be partly sunny and dry Friday, the chilly temperatures will contribute to some chance of snow for those far north and west of New York City.

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The short break in the rain comes after strong storms brought destructive winds, blinding rain and thunderous hail to the region on Thursday. Wild winds snapped power poles and downed trees in Middlesex County while the storms threw up winds of up to 71 mph in places.

NBC New York's Myles Miller reports.

Some in New York City reported a "thundering hailstorm" and sheets of rain, while pea-sized hail was coming down in Monmouth County and Central Jersey. In New Jersey's Neptune Township, police responded to a tree that was uprooted onto a house, forcing evacuations.

Things will warm up a bit for the weekend and Easter Sunday. Saturday will still be blustery in the morning with wind chills in the 20s but highs will be around mid 50s.

Easter Sunday will be partly sunny with highs of low 60s and more rain will return overnight into Monday.

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