NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The Tri-State is being soaked as part of a storm system that brought severe weather to the South and Midwest.
It’ll be wet and windy through Friday with rain heavy at times and possible thunderstorms in spots. A wind advisory is also in effect until 2 p.m. Friday in coastal Connecticut and Long Island.
Forecasters say isolated coastal flooding is also possible along the Long Island Sound and the eastern bays of Long Island Friday as the storm settles in.
The storm has been moving in from the South after socking the Midwest.
It marched from Louisiana to Georgia on Thursday, causing major damage to parts of Mississippi, where a twister was spotted and one person was killed.
Tennessee authorities late Thursday declared a state of emergency after a tornado was reported in the southeastern part of that state.
The T-shaped system first swept across the nation’s midsection Wednesday night and pummeled portions of Missouri, where the National Weather Service said Thursday that an EF-2 tornado appears to have damaged dozens of homes in the St. Louis suburb of Hazelwood. That category of tornado generally packs winds of 113 to 157 mph.
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