Submitted by ub on Wed, 07/02/2014 - 21:27

The National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Warning for the entire NYC area tonight.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall caused flooding of urban neighborhoods, highways, and underpasses, as well as other drainage areas and low lying spots. The water depth was too great to allow some cars to cross some streets safely.

Meanwhile, One World Trade Center got hit by lightning tonight as a result of the severe weather in NYC. Photo by Gary Hershorn

We're not out of the woods yet. Forecasters say the first storm of this year's Hurricane season is named Arthur and it may visit the area on Saturday.

East Coast eyes tropical storm ahead of holiday weekend