NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Severe weather brought lightning and drenching rains to the Tri-State area early Wednesday evening, while Tropical Storm Arthur threatened parts of the East Coast.
Severe thunderstorm watches and warnings, and flash flood warnings, were issued around the area. A flash flood watch remained in effect for much of the area — including the five boroughs of New York City — through Friday morning.
The rain had let up by the late evening hours. But early Wednesday evening, a violent downpour soaked Midtown Manhattan to the point where just running across the street would leave a pedestrian looking like he’d gone into the shower with his clothes on.
Earlier Wednesday, a tornado warning was issued for parts of Sullivan County. It later expired.
But a violent storm did strike Sullivan County, dropping about 2 to 3 feet of rain in Jeffersonville and prompting the evacuation of some residents. An estimated 3 feet of water was reported on Main Street in Jeffersonville.
Portions of Route 52 between Youngsville and Jeffersonville were washed out due to the Callicoon Creek overflowing, and the road had to be shut down.