Storms bring dangerous winds, flash flooding to region

Severe thunderstorms rolled through the tri-state region on Saturday, bringing dangerous winds and flash flood warnings.

New York City and much of the tri-state region spent the afternoon and evening under a severe thunderstorm watch, with warnings of possible isolated tornadoes issued in Hunterdon, Middlesex, Monmouth, and Ocean Counties in New Jersey, along with one on Staten Island. The warnings were canceled soon after they were issued, however, and while a funnel cloud was spotted in Woodbridge, no tornadoes were seen to touch the ground.

The NWS tweeted that Newark Airport reported a 58 mph wind gust Saturday afternoon, while 2-3 inches of rain fell in just one hour in some areas.

A game between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox was called after several interruptions and just six innings of play due to heavy rain brought by the storms. The Yankees won 3-1.

Sunday will see a high of 84, with a slight chance of isolated showers and storms. 

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