New York City

Torrential Rain Floods Rivers; Skies Clear for NYC Marathon

What to Know

  • Overnight rain pushed rivers over their banks, while gusts as strong as 59 mph were recorded
  • The skies should clear for the NYC marathon on Sunday with seasonably cool temps
  • More showers are expected to start the new workweek on Monday

Heavy rain that fell overnight pushed rivers over their banks on Saturday, but forecasters said the weather should clear for the NYC marathon. 

Sunday was expected to be bright and seasonably cool — with highs in the mid-50s.

Strong gusts were recorded across the tri-state, including 48 mph in midtown Manhattan. Suffolk County saw some of the fiercest gusts, including 59 mph in Orient and 58 mph on Great Gull Island. 

The wind toppled a tree in Englewood that knocked down power lines and caused a house fire. No one was injured. 

Strong wind knocked down a tree that caused a house fire in New Jersey. Wale Aliyu reports.

The downpour overnight dropped at least an inch of rain across much of the region, but some areas got much more. Both Middleton in Connecticut and Wanaque in New Jersey recorded more than 4 inches. In Westchester, Shrub Oak and Putnum Valley got more than 3 inches. 

The rain pushed the Ramapo River above flood stage at Mahwah. A flood warning was issued for Bergen, Passaic, Orange and Rockland Counties until Sunday morning. 

In New York, a flood warning was issued until late Saturday for the Wappingers Creek at Wappingers Falls, which was near flood stage. 

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