Lightning Strike Seen in the Bronx as Storm Hits New York

A severe thunderstorm swept across the New York City area on June 8, the National Weather Service said, downing trees and bringing flash flooding to some areas.

The weather service said hail and winds of up to 60 mph could be expected across the five boroughs.

This footage was filmed by Bronx photographer Ray Arizmendi, and shows lightning striking the ground near the Russian Diplomatic Compound. Credit: Ray Arizmendi via Storyful