Update: There was a sunset double rainbow. Everything's fine.


If you happened to glance up at the early-evening sky, you might have noticed some dark storm clouds gathering above—right before the great whiplash of wind and rain was unleashed upon the city, in full view of millions of social media accounts.

From the 82nd floor of the World Trade Center (Jake Offenhartz / Gothamist)

A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect. Right now, people are divided between those who decided to flee the office and those who are fearlessly riding out the storm at work-issued standing desks. Gothamist Editor-in-Chief John Del Signore decided to attempt a subway commute home, abandoning his grand plans to ride his bike. "There was a feeling of hell about to break loose upon the city any second as I scrambled to the Spring Street station," he recounted from underground.

Things are getting a little hairy:

The MTA has suspended Metro-North on the Hudson, Harlem, and New Haven lines:

And now Grand Central Terminal looks like this:

The MTA says, "As a result of downed trees across the northern suburbs affecting all rail lines, Metro-North Railroad has suspended service on the Harlem Line, Hudson Line and New Haven Line until further notice. To prevent overcrowding of Grand Central Terminal, the Terminal’s entrances are being closed temporarily. Customers are asked not to enter Grand Central Terminal until train service can be restored."

Update: The MTA has announced that Hudson and New Haven service has resumed with delays and some suspensions along the way:

NYC is under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 5:45 p.m.:

Get ready for those subway waterfalls! Update: Done.