Residents of the Northeast braced for even more severe weather Saturday after a tornado hit a beachfront neighborhood in New York City.
The tornado, which began over the New York Harbor, struck Saturday about 11:00 a.m. near a surf club, according to the National Weather Service. Video taken by a bystander and posted on YouTube showed the tornado hurling debris as it made its way over land.
Tornadoes in New York City are rare but not unheard of. One hit the Bronx in 2010 and another hit the city four years earlier.
Forecasters, meanwhile, said that parts New England, central New York and northern parts of the Mid-Atlantic region should prepare for severe thunderstorms, widespread damaging winds and the possibility of more tornadoes through Saturday evening.
A tornado watch was in effect until 9 p.m. for parts of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York, according to the National Weather Service.