Heavy Downpours Cause Road Flooding, Power Outages in Tri-State - NBC New York

Heavy Downpours Cause Road Flooding, Power Outages in Tri-State

Bands of heavy rain drenched the tri-state Thursday morning, dropping as much as an inch of water an hour on some areas and causing highway flooding and intermittent power outages.

Storm Team 4 says the system, which began moving into the region late Wednesday, dropped heavy rain on parts of the Jersey Shore, New York City, upstate New York and Long Island, mucking up Thursday's morning commute for some in particularly low-lying areas.

Rain totals in Central Park topped 1.67 inches, with other areas seeing between three-quarters to 1 1/4 inches of rainfall, according to Storm Team 4.

Heavy rains caused some flash flooding, as well as traffic slowdowns and lane closures on major traffic arteries throughout the morning. The rain also caused a rock slide on U.S. Route 9 West in Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York, forcing the closure of that road for a time.

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The storm also caused intermittent power outages throughout the region, with nearly 4,000 customers across Queens, Newark, Long Island and the Jersey Shore losing power for parts of the night.

The rain tapered off across the region later Thursday morning, and skies are expected to remain cloudy in the afternoon. Highs are expected to hit the low 70s.

Friday and Saturday are both forecast to be balmy with highs again hitting the upper 60s and low 70s. Sunday will be chilly with highs in the mid-50s. 

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