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NYC Rattled by Thunder, Wind as Storms Sweep Up US East Coast

  • Thunderstorms sweeping East Coast from Virginia to Maine
  • Sporadic power outages reported in Pennsylvania and New York

Windowpane-rattling thunderstorms with tropical storm-strength gusts blew through New York City and raked Long Island as the entire East Coast from Virginia to Maine braced for bruising weather through late Monday. 

As much as 2 inches (5 centimeters) of rain drenched parts of New York, the National Weather Service said. A severe thunderstorm warning was in place from Virginia to Maine through nightfall. The risk extends into Canada, where warnings also were posted in New Brunswick, according to Environment and Climate Change Canada.