A virtually unheard of anomaly in the atmosphere was to blame for a devastating rainstorm on Long Island Wednesday, which set a new one-day record for rainfall in New York State.
Heavy rains and flooding were expected to make for a frustrating commute for the Tri-State Area on Wednesday morning.
Flights were delayed by up to an hour and a half Wednesday evening, and thousands of customers lost power, as a round of severe thunderstorms pounded the area.
Severe thunderstorms barreled through the Tri-State Area for the second day in a row Tuesday, making a mess of the roads just in time for the afternoon rush hour and keeping a threat of continuing rain well into the night.
Heavy rain turned major roads into rivers and rapids in parts of the Tri-State Area Monday evening, in a round of storms that could continue off and on for more than a day to come.
A dangerous round of storms was passing through some parts of the Tri-State Area late Wednesday, and the storm system was expected to persist until the morning.
A round of severe storms plowed into the Tri-State Area late Friday afternoon – causing delays of nearly five hours for arriving flights at some airports.
A rough morning commute was expected on Thursday, as waves of pouring rain were expected to move in.
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A round of severe storms swept into the Tri-State Area Friday evening, bringing hail, lightning, and flooding that left cars submerged in at least one area.
A slower-than-usual hurricane season is expected this year because of an expected El Nino, federal forecasters said Thursday, but they warned that it takes only one storm to wreak havoc and urged Americans to be prepared.
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.
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