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