Updated at 12:20 a.m., June 8, 2013
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Rain from what was once Tropical Storm Andrea continued to fall across the Tri-State Area into early Saturday morning, prompting flood concerns in areas hard hit by Hurricane Sandy.READ MORE: Fourth Stimulus Check: Is Another Relief Payment Coming Soon?
A flash flood watch was in effect for most of the region through Saturday afternoon, CBS 2’s Elise Finch reported.
Flash flood warnings for the five boroughs of New York City, Fairfield County, Conn., and Nassau County and Suffolk County expired earlier Friday evening.
The National Weather Service had earlier said rainfall totals between 2 and 4 inches were possible with isolated amounts near 5 inches, and it turns out its predictions were on target.
Rain totals around the Tri-State varied, but it was clear Long Island was receiving the most intense parts of the intermittent storm. As of 9 p.m., 5.06 inches of had fallen in Wantagh, 5 inches in Plainview and 3.55 inches in Islip. In New York City, 2.95 inches had fallen in Midwood, and 2.58 inches in Central Park, according to the NWS.
In New Jersey, 3.14 inches were recorded in Harrison, 3.00 in Mountainside and 2.81 in Newark.
In Connecticut, 3.36 inches were recorded at Bridgeport Airport and 2.51 inches in Stamford. White Plains led the way in Westchester County with 1.85 inches, followed by Rye with 1.15.
As of 11 p.m., Finch reported an additional inch of rain was possible throughout the region during the overnight hours.
Andrea, the first named storm of the Atlantic season, lost some intensity late Thursday and by early Friday its winds were down to 45 mph. Even so, forecasters said the storm was expected to cause isolated flooding as it continued on its path up the East Coast.
In New Jersey, Hoboken and Jersey City were taking precautions after the cities experienced flooding during Sandy.
“My basement had a few feet of water during the hurricane and it’s flooded a few times since then,” said Hoboken resident Karen Hammerle.
“I’ve been in Hoboken for a while, so I’m used to it at this point,” said resident Drew Danish. “Any bad rain and you just prepare and expect it.”
Hoboken was offering discounted parking at two garages — municipal Garage B on 2nd Street between Hudson and River streets and Garage D at 215 Hudson St.
The city said parking will cost $5 for residents who live in flood-prone areas and have a valid resident parking permit or a temporary parking permit placard, and runs until noon Saturday.
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