Strong storms hit New York area

- Powerful thunderstorms are moving across the tristate New York area Thursday. Strong winds and heavy rain are possible.

The National Weather Service's Severe Thunderstorm Watch for New York City expired at 9 p.m.

A Flash Flood Watch is also in effect for several counties, including all of New York City and Nassau and Suffolk, until 6 a.m. Friday.

"With another round of severe weather and heat occurring throughout the state, I urge New Yorkers to stay tuned to local forecasts, and if severe weather is approaching, keep driving and outdoor activities to a minimum," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. "It is important to take every precaution necessary during extreme flooding, avoid flooded roads, and stay informed about any emergency instructions."

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