A violent thunderstorm lashed the New York City area on Monday afternoon. Strong winds and heavy rain were seen across the region.
After days of hot and humid conditions, a cold front moved in from the west and triggered these powerful storms. According to the NWS, 1.35 inches of rain was measured in Central Park and wind gusts reached 34 mph. Flash floods and downed trees were reported in Manhattan and the Bronx.
Below is a short video of the soaking rain seen near Madison Square Park in Manhattan.