Tornadoes are possible in a round of strong thunderstorms that are expected to make their way through the New York City region late Monday afternoon.
The Eyewitness News weather team has dubbed this an “AccuWeather Alert Day.”
Much of the region is in a “slight” or “enhanced” zone for severe weather, as determined by the National Weather Service, as a cold front moves in from the west.
A line of thunderstorms is expected to begin moving through the western part of our region – in New Jersey and the Hudson Valley – at about 5 p.m.
It’s then going to move east toward New York City and into Connecticut between 6 and 8 p.m. And then it will hit Long Island between about 7 to 8 p.m.
The highest severe threat is over northeastern New Jersey and the Lower Hudson Valley, where possible tornadoes could form. Hail, damaging winds and significant rainfall are expected.
Flash flooding is also possible throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut as part of this storm.
There is also a high risk of rip current development for Atlantic beaches into the evening due to persistent southeast swells.