If You Don’t Want to Commute During a Severe Thunderstorm, You Should Probably Leave Work Now

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LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 13:  Lightning flashes over hotel-casinos in downtown Las Vegas during a thunderstorm early on September 13, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Stormy weather is expected to continue through Thursday.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Photo: Ethan Miller/2011 Getty Images

New York and surrounding areas are currently under a severe thunderstorm watch, which could bring nearly 60 mile per hour wind gusts and quarter-size hailstones, according to DNAinfo. After the hot, dry May we’ve had, the city could use some rain. It’d be nice if it happened overnight and not during prime commuting hours, though.