Rain, hailstorm and tornado affected parts of Northeast

The National Weather Service in New York said: “Things have improved tonight, but winds remain foggy tonight.” said Saturday afternoon.

Leaving behind rain, strong winds and rapidly falling temperatures, a line of storms moved east Saturday.

Hail was forecast for parts of Connecticut, Rhode Island and possibly southeastern Massachusetts as of Saturday evening.

A strong thunderstorm watch was also in effect for parts of southeast New York and parts of southern Connecticut and Rhode Island as of 7 p.m. ET Saturday, according to NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center.

The storm’s line was expected to produce damaging wind gusts, brief, isolated tornadoes, and hail the size of a quarter.

On Sunday, the New York Office of the Weather Service confirmed a tornado on Long Island on Saturday afternoon.

After assessing the damage, they determined the strength of the tornado as EF0 Enhanced Fujita Scale With maximum winds of 85 mph.

The tornado began at 2:37 p.m. Saturday near Woodmere and destroyed near Levittown at 2:55 p.m. Damage included a torn roof from a two-story home in Uniondale and a tree that fell on a home in Levittown.

The NWS issued a tornado warning for Suffolk and Nassau counties on Long Island on Saturday, noting a tornado that was capable of producing a tornado over Lewistown on Saturday afternoon and affected Farmingdale, Plainview and Deer Park. could affect.

Videos posted on social media show the aftermath of the storm. Posted by resident Dave Gordon video on twitter The impact lasted about five minutes, said a potential tornado swirling clouds on Saturday in Old Bethpage, New York.

There were also reports of ping-pong-sized hail in Uniondale, New York, while large hailstorms were reported in other parts of the state as well as New Jersey.

A portion of Levittown on Long Island is seeing damage from the storm.

The Weather Service issued the first severe storm warning Saturday for New York City and parts of northeastern New Jersey, warning of strong gusts of wind to damage trees and power lines.

“My team and I are closely monitoring snow, heavy rain and wind across the state today,” said New York Gov. said Saturday evening on Twitter. “Stay safe, New York.”

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio warned Saturday that the city could see “some heavy rain, gusts of up to 40 MPH, and even … hail between 2-4 p.m.”

“Use public transportation and take precautions if you are outside during those hours,” the mayor said. wrote on Twitter.

CNN’s David Williams and Christina Maxouris contributed to this report.