PORTLAND, ME -- Damaging winds have knocked down trees and utility wires in Vermont as heavy rain, thunderstorms, high winds and hail moved across northern New England.
The National Weather Service has issued severe thunderstorm warnings and watches across Vermont, New Hampshire and most of Maine calling for severe weather.
The weather service reported that thunderstorms and winds in excess of 60 mph in Vermont were producing 1-inch-diameter hail and knocking down numerous trees and wires Sunday afternoon. In northern Maine, radar was picking up a line of thunderstorms capable of producing quarter-sized hail and winds stronger than 70 mph.
The prediction for stormy weather in the New York City region is causing delays of up to three hours at John F. Kennedy, La Guardia and Newark Liberty airports.