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Saturday Evening Storms Give Way To Colder Weather

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- Thunderstorms rolled through the Tri-State Area Saturday ahead of a cold front that will bring temperatures back down into the 30s and 40s.

A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for Putnam, Westchester, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Rensselaer and Ulster counties between 6 and 7:30 p.m. Earlier Saturday, a tornado warning was also issued for parts of Delaware and Sullivan counties.

The storms caused severe damage in some areas, including Sparta, New Jersey where one of the structures at the Space Farms zoo collapsed.

Workers said the winds took out part of the museum and two animal enclosures, but the animals were being housed in a different building for the winter.

Saturday's storms damaged the Space Farms zoo in Sparta, New Jersey. (Credit: Twitter/JillSpace72)

The NJ TRANSIT suspended service on the Morris and Essex Line in both directions between Dover and Summit due to a downed tree on the overhead lines near Madison. Service was restored shortly after 10 p.m.

Following the fast-moving thunderstorms, flood warnings and watches were posted for much of upstate New York through Sunday morning.

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