All five boroughs are effected by the warnings, with the National Weather Service warning, "Flood waters are usually deeper than they appear. "
"Just one foot of flowing water is powerful enough to sweep vehicles off the road."
Earlier today as the storm system moved in, lightning touched down in the city, a rare sight that was caught by amateur photographers around the city.
Unbelievable picture from instagram user besoloman, showing a cloud to ground lightning strike in NYC this evening! pic.twitter.com/UDlYGYB5I9— NY Metro Weather (@nymetrowx) July 2, 2014