Heavy rains and flooding were expected to make for a frustrating commute for the Tri-State Area on Wednesday morning.
A rough morning commute was expected on Thursday, as waves of pouring rain were expected to move in.
Heavy rains pounded the area and prompted a flash flood warning Friday night, but a sunny weekend was set to follow.
Torrential rain left roads flooded and impassable, caused major traffic and transit delays, and even caused a mudslide Wednesday – and the rain was expected to persist to affect the Thursday morning commute.
The twister set down and traveled approximately 4.8 miles through New Providence into Summit with sustained winds of 85 mph, the National Weather Service said.
In Connecticut, Metro-North said it will take at least two weeks to replace the support under train tracks on the Danbury Line.
Crews went back to work Saturday to chop up trees and clear away debris and downed power lines.
It’s a true case of the “calm before the storm” in New Jersey, where residents are preparing for the remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole to wreak havoc on the tri-state.
The outer bands of Tropical Storm Nicole were lashing South Florida with heavy rain early Wednesday afternoon, and it’s heading our way next. Tri-state residents spent the day battening down the hatches.