An intense thunderstorm with heavy winds rolled through the Big Apple Wednesday afternoon, with the National Weather Service issuing a severe threat for the city and the Lower Hudson Valley between 5 and 9 p.m.
Meteorologists warned the Post of potential for weak tornados and widespread flooding in the city before the rain begins to let up around 10 p.m.
Between 1 and 1.5 inches of rainfall is expected in the city, though as much as 2 inches of rain could drop across the area depending on how fast the system passes overhead
The 21-second clip posted to Twitter shows dark grey clouds hanging above Lady Liberty, with a massive strike disappearing behind her pedestal. The scene was filmed from a dock on Ellis Island.
The breathtaking video taken during Wednesday’s thunderstorm shows the moment lightning strikes behind the Statue of Liberty.