Nor’easter Hits NYC and Tri-State Area

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.

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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