NYC weather: Severe storms tear down trees across Tri-State

A line of severe thunderstorms tore down trees and caused flash flooding all across the Tri-State area on Tuesday afternoon.

The storms managed to down trees in Brooklyn, damaging cars and blocking roads.

A thunderstorm watch remains in effect for much of the area until 8 p.m. tonight.

So far, Con Ed is reporting a little over 700 power outages in New York City, while Jersey Central Power & Light is reporting over 6,000 outages. 

Departures at all three major area airports are also experiencing delays due to the weather. 

Damaging winds of up to 60 mph are possible with this storm. 

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The region is expected to swelter through the first heat wave o the season later this week, with temperatures soaring as high as 97 degrees by Friday.