The severe thunderstorm watch is over—and so is the lightning show! Our readers have taken some photographs of the dramatic lightning storm.

WCBS 2 reports that while just "148 customers [are] without power in Brooklyn and 221 in Queens with scattered outages across the other boroughs," NJ was harder hit—16,000 JCP&L customers don't have power. Also, 1010 WINS' Sandy Klein said the rain suddenly hit Teaneck, "It was coming down in buckets, I couldn’t see two feet in front of me... t seemed to come out of nowhere... I was coming up the block. I couldn’t get very far, when this huge tree just fell in front of me."