Just hours after the sun was shining and temperature hovered close to 100 degrees, severe storms brought hail, rain, high winds, thunder and lightning on New York City, among other places, this afternoon.
As has become typical with such storms, the weather conditions in New York were live tweeted by many.
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While flying 10,000 feet above Queens, former NFL player Dhani Jones took this incredible photo :
The severe weather is not over yet. A severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect for New York City -- including Bronx, Kings, Nassau and Queens counties -- until 9 p.m. Eastern Time. Southern Connecticut and New Jersey are also included in the watch.
A flash flood warning is also in effect in the area until 6:30 p.m.
HuffPost's Laura Rowley reports that flooding in parts of Penn Station has left commuters jammed up in the main 7th Avenue corridor:
Gothamist has also rounded up some photos taken during the storm, including a few rather amazing shots of lightning.
Flor de Maria Rivera
Briana Jo Cheek