The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm watch Saturday for the region, including Long Island, continuing until 10 p.m.
Damaging wind gusts in excess of 58 mph could damage trees and power lines and result in scattered to numerous power outages, the NWS said.
The service said the eastern edge of the storm across Connecticut and Long Island remained uncertain.
On Twitter, News 12 meteorolgist Rich Hoffman said, “Be alert especially from 7pm to 10pm. Strong damaging winds, heavy flooding rain, hail and chance for a weak tornado .”
Tornado and severe thunderstorm watch alerts have been issued for most of the mid-Atlantic and Northeast states.