Halloween night is looking to be extra frightening this year — and not because of ghosts.
Storm Team 4 is tracking the chance for isolated tornadoes, damaging hail, lightning and flash flooding late Thursday — dangerous storms that could cap off an all around rainy day as trick-or-treaters flood the streets for Halloween.
While tornadoes are possible, destructive winds are quite likely, Storm Team 4 says — and could bring widespread gusts above 40 mph for a large swath of the region, including the heart of New York City.
A severe thunderstorm watch was issued for all northern New Jersey counties and New York counties north of the city until 1 a.m. Dutchess, Sullivan and Ulster counties in New York, as well as Pike County in Pennsylvania, were issued warnings until 2 a.m.
Intermittent showers were present over the area for most of the day, though there was a short break in the rain during the late afternoon and early evening, allowing for some dry trick-or-treating for costumed characters.
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