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  • More severe weather pummeled the tri-state region Friday afternoon, less than a day after a tornado touched down in Queens[hhmc]

  • Conditions are expected to stay ugly through Saturday as yet another round of showers and storms pushes through the region[hhmc]

  • Thursday's weather forced a stampede of people to seek shelter during Beyonce and Jay-Z's On the Run II concert at MetLife Stadium[hhmc]

More wild weather is on the way Friday, lashing a wide swath of the region with torrential rain and damaging winds a day after a tornado ripped through a Queens neighborhood.

Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for multiple counties in New York and New Jersey, and about a dozen counties across the region, including the five boroughs, are under a flash flood watch through Saturday morning.

Check severe weather alerts for your neighborhood here. The National Weather Service issued rare tornado warnings late Thursday for the Queens, the Bronx and Nassau County as severe storms rolled through.

On Friday, NWS confirmed a weak EF0 twister — the weakest possible classification for a tornado — touched down near St. Fidelis Catholic Church in College Point, weaving a path of destruction about three-quarters of a mile long and 100 yards wide.

In Photos: Twister Topples 50 Trees, Rips Apart Queens NabeIn Photos: Twister Topples 50 Trees, Rips Apart Queens Nabe

At least 50 trees were taken down. The breadth of the damage was evident: One video showed a tree crush a womans car. Another showed a man get help from paramedics after a large tree limb fell on him. Streets appeared to more green than black, as scores of fallen leaves, trees and other debris obscured the pavement. It was the seventh tornado to hit the city since 2010.

Storm Team 4: Queens Tornado Is NYC's 7th Since 2010Storm Team 4: Queens Tornado Is NYC's 7th Since 2010

Storms battered New Jersey as well. One forced a stampede of concertgoers to seek shelter at the Beyonce and Jay-Z show at MetLife Stadium. The concert resumed after nearly an hour; Beyonce thanked the crowd for staying around.

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“Thank y'all for riding. It's like 1 something in the morning," she said. "God bless you. We appreciate you. We love you."

Storm Forces Fans at Beyonce, Jay-Z Concert to Seek CoverStorm Forces Fans at Beyonce, Jay-Z Concert to Seek Cover

Beyonce and Jay-Z were scheduled to perform again on Friday, and conditions are expected to remain soggy and unsettled through the evening.

Conditions stay ugly through Saturday, with yet another round of showers and storms moving in early. Periods of heavy rain associated with thunderstorms are expected to soak parts of the region Saturday morning through the early afternoon, possibly causing localized flooding in spots. Most of the wet weather tapers off by day's end.

The sun returns for Sunday — along with more heat. Storm Team 4 says it could be the first of several days in the 90s.

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