NEW YORK – A line of severe storms marched through the New York City metro area on Saturday afternoon producing hail, damaging winds and triggering several tornado warnings.
Hail from the size of pennies to ping-pong balls impacted millions of people from the Garden State to Long Island. Some FOX Weather viewers said it was a sight they've never seen before.
As the storms rolled through New York City, hail and strong winds were reported in many of the boroughs. New Yorkers in Manhattan captured video of hail falling along Wall Street.
The New York Police Department reported strong winds brought down part of a light post onto a Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus. There were no reported injuries.
As the line of storms made its way into Long Island, the National Weather Service issued Tornado Warnings for Nassau and Suffolk counties. Meteorologists said radar indicated rotation triggered the warnings.
So far, there have been no reports of any touchdowns, but the storms did pack a punch as they rolled through the area. Several trees and powerlines were downed because of the strong winds.
According to Poweroutage.US, more than 20,000 customers, mostly from Westchester to Long Island, lost power because of the storms.
Damage to trees and powerlines was reported to be significant in the community of Lynbrook on Long Island.
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The stormy weather also caused delays in the skies. Hundres of flights both into and out of John F. Kennedy International and LaGuardia were delayed because of the inclement weather.
FlightAware.com reported nearly 500 flights departing and arriving the major airports that serve the tri-state region were delayed.
As of Saturday evening, there were over 100 preliminary reports of hail, damaging winds and even a tornado from near Washington, D.C. to Boston.
The National Weather Service Office in Boston said they'll have meteorologists survey areas on Sunday to determine if any of the damage reports in Connecticut or Rhode Island were caused by a tornado.