Powerful storms Saturday as RealFeel temps hit upper 90s

David Caplan
June 29, 2019 - 12:20 pm



NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The weekend kicked off with a stormy start, but by Sunday, it appears that the WorldPride March will escape being rained on.

Saturday was hot and humid with sun and building clouds. The high was around 90, but AccuWeather RealFeel temperatures were in the mid to upper 90s.

A line of strong to severe thunderstorms was crossing the area during the late afternoon and early evening. They had the potential to produce damaging wind gusts, a
heavy downpour and possibly hail.

According to the National Weather Service, most of New Jersey is under a severe thunderstorm watch until 7 p.m. Severe thunderstorm warnings had been issued for parts of the city, Long Island and New Jersey mid-evening before they expired around 6 p.m.

The weather led to signficant flight delays at area airports, with JFK-bound flights delayed more than three hours on average and Newark-bound flights delayed more than 7 hours Saturday evening. The weather also led to the evacuation of Pride Island, which eventually reopened.

Saturday night will be partly cloudy and humid with a low of 72. 

Sunday will be partly sunny and not as hot, with lower humidity; a shower or thunderstorm could pop up in some spots. Temperatures near 80 when the World Pride march steps off at noon. High 81.

Monday will be mostly sunny, warm, but not humid. High 85.