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Severe thunderstorm warning issued for parts of NY, NJ, CT

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Posted at 4:32 PM, Jun 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-28 21:13:56-04

NEW YORK — A severe thunderstorm warning was issued in parts of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut on Sunday.

Around 6:50 p.m., an alert was issued for Manhattan and Newark. The National Weather Service warning, which was expanded to include Queens and Brooklyn, expired at 7:45 p.m.

Experts warned quarter-sized hail and wind up to 60 mph was possible.

Just before 5:30 p.m., an alert was issued for parts of Rockland, Orange, Putnam and Westchester in New York. An alert was also issued for Bergen Passaic in New Jersey.

The alert, issued by the National Weather Service, expired at 6:15 p.m.

Quarter-sized hail that could damage vehicles was possible. Experts said wind up to 60 mph could damage trees and power lines.

Forecasters warned that torrential rainfall could lead to flash flooding.

An alert for parts of Westchester County expired at 5:00 p.m. Weather experts had said that penny-sized hail was possible and that there could also be wind up to 60 mph.

In the parts of Orange County that include Middletown, Port Jervis and Mechanicstown, experts said there could be quarter-sized hail. A severe thunderstorm warning was in place for that region until 5:30 p.m.

A severe thunderstorm watch for the region is in place until 8 p.m.