Tropical Storm Fay hits the East Coast

James Marshall
July 14, 2020

Jersey Central Power and Light has reported large-scale power outages across New Jersey after the landfall on Friday, reports Xinhua news agency.

Two named storms formed before the official June 1 start of the hurricane season.

Maximum sustained winds briefly hit 60 miles per hour for a time over the ocean, and gusts along the coast reached 40 to 50 miles per hour from DE to NY.

Several inches of rain brought street flooding to areas on the Jersey Shore. The greatest window for wind and rain in eastern Virginia will be late Thursday night through Friday afternoon. Subways were flooded in many parts of the metropolitan area, as well.

A few places in eastern DE also saw over 5 inches. However, it added, significant river flooding is not expected. Thousands of flights were canceled and public schools were closed as the fourth snow storm in three weeks began hitting New York City and its neighboring areas on Wednesday.

Philadelphia recorded over 4 inches of rain while the Big Apple posted just over 2.5 inches.

Fay's high winds downed trees across the area and caused flooding in some neighborhoods as well.

The center of the storm would move across portions of eastern NY on Saturday morning and then across western New England into southeastern Canada later in the day and night, the NHC said. Sandy also made landfall near Atlantic City in 2012, but was designated a post-tropical cyclone when it came ashore.

The storm was expected to move across southeastern NY overnight and then across western New England into southeastern Canada by Saturday, when it's expected to become a post-tropical low before dissipating Sunday. Westchester County lies directly north of The Bronx, another borough of New York City.

A Tropical Storm Warning was issued Friday afternoon, and remained in effect into the evening.

This is the earliest ever for the 6th tropical storm of any season to develop.

The center of Fay is forecast to move near the mid-Atlantic coast on Friday, and move inland over the northeast USA on Saturday.

Sunday will be mostly cloudy with more chances for thunderstorms.

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