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Severe Storms Eye NYC Area as Stifling Heat Wears On; Flash Floods, Isolated Tornado Possible

 Severe storms threatened the tri-state region again on Monday amid a scorching heat that saw New Jersey's largest city hit 100 degrees for five days in a row, its longest day in a row. is recognized.   The storm is expected to kick in early to mid-afternoon as a slow-moving cold front approaches to end the disastrous heatwave. The serious threat continued into the evening. High winds are the main threat at this time, but heavy hail, flash flooding and a lone tornado or two are also possible.   The greatest flash flood risk is along the I-95 urban corridor and small, rapid-response rivers and streams in northeastern New Jersey and the lower Hudson Valley. There is also a high  risk of strong currents at beaches in the area on Monday, so swimmers looking to cool off in the water should take extra precautions.   Monday was the final day of this heatwave, which saw Newark, New Jersey hit 102 degrees on Sunday. It was the fifth day in a row and marked the longest day streak at 100 days