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