A nor’easter is pounding the tri-state area on Friday, delivering a powerful punch of drenching rain, strong winds and even some snow.
There’s likely to be flooding along the shore and in low lying areas with one to three inches of rain expected. Wind gusts as strong as 60 mph could also bring down trees and power lines, leading to outages. Utility companies are reminding customers to call them with any outages.
The storm is also ushering in colder weather, with temperatures dropping into the mid 30’s.
Tides of 1.5 to 3.5 feet above normal are expected, with higher amounts possible locally. More than 150 flights at JFK, LaGuardia and Newark have been canceled, while many more have been delayed. People with scheduled flights are encouraged to check before heading to the airport.
Governor Andrew Cuomo has activated New York's emergency management system. New Jersey has activated its emergency operations center.
.@NWSNewYorkNY Coastal flood products issued for NYC, Friday (3/2) through Sunday (3/4). Tides 1.5-3.5 feet above normal are expected, with locally higher amounts possible. For specific locations and times: https://t.co/oBGvYAYGD9. Multilingual/ASL Link: https://t.co/klEmNaefPf.— NYCEM - Notify NYC (@NotifyNYC) March 2, 2018
The rain will taper off Friday afternoon or early in the evening. The strong wind will last a bit longer.
Temperatures will be in the 40's this weekend.
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