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Powerful Winds Hit Tri-State After Bomb Cyclone Dumps Rain

Powerful Winds Hit Tri-State After Bomb Cyclone Dumps Rain

Strong winds are expected to plague the tri-state area through much of the day Thursday, a day after a bomb cyclone dumped heavy rain and brought down trees, as well as a building, across the region. 

Gusts topping 50 mph are possible — and Storm Team 4 warns they could bring down more trees and power lines as well. At one point overnight, certain areas saw even stronger gusts — an 83 mph gust was recorded in Stony Brook, while Breezy Point saw one hit 76 mph. High wind warnings and wind advisories remain in effect for a number of tri-state counties through Thursday.

Nearly 20,000 customers on Long Island were without power early Thursday but services were expected to be restored by the evening, PSEG said.

Winds aside, it will be a cooler day overall Thursday, featuring a mix of sun and clouds as highs struggle to make it out of the 50s. Winds will continue to weaken Friday, through conditions should stay breezy. The gusts will dry up any lingering puddles left by Wednesday’s storm, when it rained for nearly eight straight hours and created a messy evening commute for hundreds of thousands of people. 

Track the rain using our interactive radar above, and get the latest severe weather alerts for your neighborhood here

The weather improves leading into the weekend, with sunny skies and low-to-mid 60s forecast for Friday (although some breezy conditions may persist into the day) and a bit warmer on Saturday, though cloudier, conditions expected on Sunday. The threat for more showers returns Monday. 

Concerned about your commute? You can always stay on top of your ride with info from all your key transit sources below (remember to scroll down). 

Photo Credit: NOAA/GOES-EAST
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