Winds Die Down, But So Do Temps Heading Into Weekend

Expect The Mercury Not To Get Out Of 30s On Saturday

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The high winds slowly diminished and temperatures started to tumble as Friday night turned into Saturday.

Earlier Friday, the Tri-State Area was hammered by heavy rain and wind gusts up to 60 mph.

In addition, strong thunderstorms brought significant damage to buildings and trees in Ocean County on Friday afternoon. The National Weather Service will survey the damage to determine if a microburst, tornado or just straight line winds hit the area.

“Even before lunchtime on Friday, Kennedy Airport had recorded a wind gust of 51 mph. Those types of winds are possible throughout the nighttime hours. However, they have changed direction and will now usher in much colder temperatures,” CBS 2’s Lonnie Quinn said.

Quinn warned the mercury on Saturday will likely not escape the upper 30s after having reached close to 60 on Friday because a front was moving in behind the western edge of the storm.

Flights arriving at all three area airports are experiencing extensive delays due to the earlier in inclement weather.

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Up to 2 inches of total rainfall fell throughout the area on Friday. Central Park saw 1.37 inches.

WCBS 880’s Paul Murnane with public works employees getting soaked on the job in Nanuet

“Our next precipitation chance will be early Sunday morning. With colder air in place, this will be our chance to see some light snow showers,” Quinn said. “We’re not talking about big accumulations, maybe a dusting to an inch north of the city.”

The pattern will continue into Monday, but temperatures will once again warm up, so expect a repeat performance of Friday’s spring-like temperatures and heavy rains.

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Winter Weather Advisory in CT – Northern Litchfield

Areal Flood Watch in NJ – Eastern Bergen, Eastern Essex, Eastern Passaic, Eastern Union, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Somerset, Sussex, Westerm Essex, Western Bergen, Western Passaic, Western Union

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High Surf Advisory – Kings (Brooklyn), Southeast Suffolk, Southern Nassau, Southern Queens, Southwest Suffolk

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Winter Weather Advisory – Eastern Columbia, Eastern Dutchess

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  • BigEZ

    I blame Michele Obama for this bad weather :(

  • bhuightrionzcta

    This is all an illusion. There is no rain. There is no wind. It is perfectly sunny, 72 degrees and not a cloud in the sky.

    But if you don’t truly believe it, then it will be cold, rainy & windy.

  • Steve M.

    Let’s see, some delayed flights, a few downed trees and broken umbrellas translate into “wreaking havoc’?……..What is this, ‘news for the mentally ill’? Stop the silly over emoting….

  • Ellen

    Still sort of raining out here in the Boston area and temps in the 30’s. Can hardly wait for Spring.

    • Tom

      Spring sucks. it’s allergy season. What’s so great about Spring? Winter is the sh!t:-D

  • Orson

    I like beer.

  • 8675309

    When I was nine I attempted to jump my new Standish 12 Selectaspeed racing bike across a creek. Building a ramp from timber removed from an adjoining playground fort, I calculated that a speed of 150mph, based on a previous evening’s episode of Knight Rider, would see me safely over the fifteen metre gap. Having also seen episodes of Dukes of Hazzard where they jump bridges and the nose of the General Lee crumples a bit, I strategically placed a pile of leaves on the estimated landing point to soften the impact. In front of an expectant crowd consisting of two kids from the playground and a dog, I rode to the top of a hill, donned my father’s welding mask and gloves (safety first) and began the descent. Overcoming momentary speed wobble somewhere around eleventh gear, I believe I would have made it had the dog not run in front of me at the last moment, causing me to veer and miss the ramp by about four metres. Approximately half way over the creek and realising my trajectory was not going to make the distance, I attempted to pull the bike upwards, a midair bunny hop if you will, resulting in the handlebars separating from the frame.

  • Tom

    If only temps were colder, we;d be getting snow to!! :-D

  • Mary Viola

    how will a flight be from Westchester Airport to Atlantic City at 3pm?

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