3:58 PM: A strong thunderstorm in NE PA is currently approaching Sussex County, NJ and Orange County, NY, and should be there within the next 30-50 minutes. This storm is capable of producing heavy rainfall up to 1/2 inch, small hail and gusty winds.
Reports are coming in to the NWS website that the storm that previously moved through Bridgeport, CT caused significant damage in that area. It is possible that a tornado may have moved through that area, however at this time no report of a tornado has been sent to the NWS.
This is the last brief storm update for today, however the thunderstorm potential will continue through later this afternoon into early this evening. A full update will be posted late tonight including the latest tropical outlook, the possibility of heat and storms returning on Monday, and what happens afterwards.
3:28 PM: The storms have ended across most of the area, though there is still a thunderstorm in south central Long Island, moving ESE. Meanwhile, the sun is shining across the area, which is allowing for temperatures to warm up again.
A second area of thunderstorms currently in east central NY is moving east southeast, and may reach parts of the area later this afternoon. There is uncertainty whether the storms will manage to reach severe levels or not, however another round of thunderstorms is possible later this afternoon, especially from northern NJ and places further north and NE.
2:56 PM: The severe storm that previously affected southern Connecticut is now headed towards NE Long Island. Strong wind gusts up to 60 mph, hail and heavy rain are possible with this storm.
Some moderate rain will continue to move through southeastern Connecticut over the next 1/2 to 1 hour, while western Long Island will see some rain and thunder due to a storm that just went through northern NYC.
2:22 PM: ***WARNING:*** Bridgeport, CT is under a Tornado Warning. This storm has a history of producing heavy rainfall and also has a hail signature on the radar. It is moving east to ESE, and should pass near New Haven.
The storm in NE New Jersey is headed towards places between Fort Lee, NJ and Central Park. This storm is capable of producing heavy rainfall and moderate wind gusts. Some small hail cannot be ruled out either.
2:08 PM: A strong to severe thunderstorm capable of producing moderate wind gusts, small hail and heavy rainfall is currently located in northeastern New Jersey, and quickly moving east. This storm may produce rainfall amounts between 0.2 and 0.4 inches of rain in a short period of time.
There are also stronger thunderstorms in western Connecticut, moving east southeast. These storms should affect parts of New Haven and the surrounding area with gusty winds, small hail, and rainfall amounts locally near 1/2 inch of rain. An isolated tornado may be possible if the storms reach severe levels.