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Severe thunderstorms bring heavy rain, wind and lightning to tri-state

Posted at 3:35 PM, Feb 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-25 22:51:09-05

NEW YORK — Severe thunderstorms pounded parts of the tri-state Saturday evening, knocking down power lines and even toppling a house in New Jersey.

The storms pushed through the region about 6 p.m. and continued to move east across the area. The threat of a thunderstorm ended about 8:20 p.m.

The storm was short-lived, it left a path of damage in the area.

Lightning struck several homes in Westchester and Rockland counties. Gusty winds whipping through the area took down trees and power lines in parts of New Jersey.

The Space Farms Zoo & Museum in Wantage, New Jersey shared photos of a house completely flattened.

"We lost our blacksmith museum building, two animal enclosures (no animals were in), and siding of some buildings and roof damage," the zoo wrote on Facebook.

It's expected to stay dry for Sunday, but temperatures are expected to dip into the 40s.