More Wet Weather On Tap For Much Of Memorial Day Weekend
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The unofficial start of summer is not being greeted with summer-like weather.
One day after powerful storms slammed the Tri-State Area, forecasters were calling for more rain over the weekend.
The heavy rain has made a mess of area roads and prompted the National Weather Service to issue various flash flood warnings over the last few days.
In Westchester County, drivers shuffled onto local streets after a downpour flooded parts of the Saw Mill River Parkway. By Friday evening flooding had eased somewhat, along with the rain.
“It’s just been hours and there’s no police out here to direct the traffic, which is absurd,” driver Rick Black said.
Backed up storm sewers had to be pumped out as they stifled surrounding communities. One such example happened in Tarrytown on Thursday as rainwater formed a raging river on Main Street.
It was the same story on the other side of the Hudson River. In Nyack, some residents said their basements flooded with up to 8 feet of water.
Parts of the Saw Mill remained closed due to flooding.
Saturday will be windy and chilly with plenty of clouds and periods of rain and a high of 57 degrees. The weather is expected to clear up Sunday, with a high of 62, CBS 2′s Lonnie Quinn reported.
A Chilly Weekend Could Keep Some Off Of The Beach
In Pleasantville, unpleasant weather meant that many families were cancelling beach trips and other outdoor activities.
“We were hoping to go to the beach, but I think that’s out. So, we got a house full of kids. We’re going to barbecue and we’re going to eat inside,” Susan Malfa told CBS 2′s Lou Young on Friday.
The weather may be impacting liquor sales as well. The manager of one local store told CBS 2 that his sales have been off by about 40 percent.
“We had a couple of customers come in and get something today and say, ‘We’re just going to have some wine and sit by the fire.’ It’s so cold they’ve cancelled plans,” wine store manager Ellen Kyle said.
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