Balmy temperatures befitting of mid-July gave way Saturday to severe thunderstorms that left trees and wires on the ground in some parts of the Tri-State Area.
Drenching downpours on Wednesday flooded out neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Queens and caused mudslides and washouts in Westchester, Long Island and New Jersey.
The New York City Office of Emergency Management said residents impacted by Wednesday’s flooding should contact 311 to report damage to their homes or businesses. New Yorkers can also report any damage at nyc.gov/311.
Flooding and other storm damage left by heavy rains Wednesday caused transit problems Thursday for commuters.
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.
Parts of the Tri-State area got another taste of winter after snow fell overnight and temperatures plunged to at or below freezing.
The flood watch remains in effect from late Saturday through Sunday evening.
Snow was falling in several parts of the Tri-State Area Tuesday night, but for most, chilling winds gusting up to 50 mph will make for the most unpleasant conditions.
It may not look or feel like it, but spring did indeed start on Thursday. And that meant smiling faces, and big business for some.
In his long-range forecast, CBS 2 meteorologist Lonnie Quinn says the Tri-State area is facing a colder-than-average start to spring,
Another major winter storm is headed to New Jersey, one that will likely drop several inches of heavy snow in southern areas but very little in the northern region.
Forecasters say a narrow band of strong to possibly severe thunderstorms is expected to move through Wednesday before it turns sharply colder overnight.
The snow should finally end in most areas by early Monday afternoon, though southern areas could continue to see snow until around dusk.
Snow is again slowing the morning commute across the area.
The National Weather Service says flooding may be exacerbated by clogged road drains that have been blocked by snow and ice.