The skies abruptly darkened over New York City today, as a severe thunderstorm descended on the region. Grand Central Station suspended service and the apocalyptic storm threatened to flood all five burroughs.
Throughout the afternoon and early evening, the National Weather Service issued tornado warnings for upstate areas and severe thunderstorm warning.
New Yorkers posted pictures and video to Twitter.
— Alejandro Martinez (@1stCurator) May 15, 2018
Storm clouds over Manhattan. pic.twitter.com/mDeev6Ljkj
— Rhonda Schaffler (@SchafflerNJTV) May 15, 2018
Storm clouds rolling over the Center City skyline. Winds are picking up in Philadelphia- storms should be hitting the city by 6:30PM pic.twitter.com/kFGpKohtgs
— Cecily Tynan (@CecilyTynan) May 15, 2018
Storm is coming. Taken 5 minutes ago from the 51st floor of Met Life Building. H/t to my friend Rob Wotton. pic.twitter.com/CjbesETN0n
— Dan Garodnick (@DanGarodnick) May 15, 2018
Look at this storm! Jeff Sun in Weehawken posted this photo on our Facebook page. "Looks like an apocalyptic movie," one commenter said. pic.twitter.com/HmmlXCMi1g
— NJ.com (@njdotcom) May 15, 2018
Just a guess here but that on the left is, I think, a storm pic.twitter.com/MwyFH04U19
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) May 15, 2018
— BuzzFeed Storm (@BuzzFeedStorm) May 15, 2018
storm sunset on 38th floor pic.twitter.com/GjBNKGWOpj
— Talia Lavin (@chick_in_kiev) May 15, 2018