Strong gusts pummel Tri-State in wake of thunderstorms

Adam Warner
April 15, 2019 - 1:50 pm



NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – Heavy showers and strong thunderstorms passed through the Tri-State Monday morning, leading to transit troubles, power outages and even a brief tornado watch.

The tornado watch was lifted before daybreak, but a wind advisory is in effect from 12 p.m. Monday to 2 a.m. Tuesday as powerful gusts move through. 

A downed tree near Middletown prompted NJ Transit to suspend service on the North Jersey Coast Line in both directions. 

Scattered delays and cancellations were also reported on Metro-North and the LIRR.

Scattered power outages were reported across the Tri-State, including tens of thousands of JCP&L and PSE&G customers in New Jersey, as well as several thousand Con Edison and PSEG customers in New York and Long Island. 

On Long Island, police believe weather may have caused a small plane to crash in a Valley Stream neighborhood around 10 p.m. Sunday. Three people walked away from the crash uninjured.

Wind gusts

The wind will continue into the day, with gusts over 40 mph expected through the afternoon, AccuWeather says.

The high Monday will be 64, with temperatures falling into the 50s Monday night.

AccuWeather says it's partly cloudy on Tuesday, with highs in the mid-60s, before temperatures dip a bit on Wednesday.

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