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Photos: Tropical Storm Fay causes flooding, heavy rain in Northeast region

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Posted at 3:59 PM, Jul 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-10 20:07:44-04

NEW JERSEY — As Tropical Storm Fay barrels through the Northeast region, parts of New Jersey and New York have experienced gusty winds and flooding.

Parts of southern New Jersey experienced flooding Friday due to heavy rain.

One Twitter user showed streets flooded in Avalon and Stone Harbor in New Jersey, while another Twitter user showed her neighbor standing knee-deep in an Ocean City, New Jersey Street.

Heavy rain was also seen across New York City, including the Upper West Side in Manhattan.

The fast-moving storm developed late Thursday afternoon off the coast of North Carolina and made its way to the tri-state area by late Friday morning.

Tropical Storm Warnings, and Flash Flood Warnings and Watches and Flood Advisories, have been issued across the tri-state region as Fay is expected to bring torrential downpours and gusty winds of 39 to 57 mph.

Periods of heavy downpours will occur throughout the afternoon and evening, leading to the development of flash flooding. As much 4 inches of rain is possible.

Strong winds could cause tree limbs and other object to fall, leading to power outages. Thousands of New Jerseyans have reported power outages across the state.

Conditions may improve as early as Saturday morning. The sun will break out and temperatures could approach 90 degrees. During the afternoon, a cold front will approach bringing the risk of scattered showers and thunderstorms.