If you weren't worried about being clobbered by the massive hail falling in Queens (while Manhattan stays sunny!) this should keep you indoors for a bit longer. Reddit user xixtoo was filming the hail coming down outside his parents' house in Douglaston, Queens when lighting struck the tree in the front yard a few feet away. Naturally, the language is NSFW (can you blame him?)
The cameraman claims his hair was "literally blown back by the shockwave." Video or it didn't happen! The rain should subside later this evening.