Conditions Improve After Heavy Rain from Andrea Batters Region, Causes Flooding

Andrea was the first tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season

Conditions improved Saturday after rain saturated much of the tri-state area Friday, causing localized flooding as the remnants of Andrea, the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, lashed the region.

Sunshine made a comeback Saturday, with the expection of a few a stray showers in the afternoon. Temperatures were in the high 70s.

Flood warnings were still in effect Saturday morning for New Jersey's Raritan and Millstone rivers and Fairfield County's Still River. A high surf advisory was also in effect for Brooklyn.

Flooding shut down highways across the tri-state Friday, but most had reopened by late Saturday afternoon.
The Saw Mill Parkway was still closed from Exit 26 to Exit 29 and southbound at Cliff Street.
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VIDEO: Parts of Saw Mill Parkway Closed After Flooding

Andrea was downgraded to an extra-tropical storm shortly before 5 p.m. Friday. Long Island saw some of the worst flooding from the storm, in some places measuring more than 5 inches by late Friday night. Wantagh saw nearly 5.5 inches of rain, and Plainview got 5 inches.

Here's your extended forecast through Wednesday:
TODAY: Partly to mostly sunny and warm.  A stray p.m. shower or storm.
HIGH: 79
Average High: 77
Average Low: 61
Sunrise: 5:24 a.m.
Sunset: 8:26 p.m.

TONIGHT: Partly cloudy with patchy fog.
LOW: 63

TOMORROW: Mostly sunny and warm.
HIGH: 82

MONDAY: Showers and thunderstorms likely.
HIGH: 73

TUESDAY: Mostly cloudy, shower or thunderstorm likely.
HIGH: 78

WEDNESDAY: Partly sunny.
HIGH: 76
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