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.
Time lapse of the storm currently. View from the 36th floor of the Empire State Building. #newyork… https://t.co/r0kujFtD5P— Alejandro Martinez (@Alejandro Martinez) 1526419765.0
Storm clouds over Manhattan. https://t.co/mDeev6Ljkj— Rhonda Schaffler (@Rhonda Schaffler) 1526418737.0
Storm clouds rolling over the Center City skyline. Winds are picking up in Philadelphia- storms should be hitting t… https://t.co/KbqBYIDyW9— Cecily Tynan (@Cecily Tynan) 1526420910.0
Storm is coming. Taken 5 minutes ago from the 51st floor of Met Life Building. H/t to my friend Rob Wotton. https://t.co/CjbesETN0n— Dan Garodnick (@Dan Garodnick) 1526418874.0
Look at this storm! Jeff Sun in Weehawken posted this photo on our Facebook page. "Looks like an apocalyptic movie,… https://t.co/y9I3CAU831— njdotcom (@njdotcom) 1526421266.0
Just a guess here but that on the left is, I think, a storm https://t.co/MwyFH04U19— Keith Olbermann (@Keith Olbermann) 1526418231.0
storm sunset on 38th floor https://t.co/GjBNKGWOpj— Talia Lavin (@Talia Lavin) 1526419214.0