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Hundreds without power after Flash floods hit Long Island, New Jersey

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NEW YORK – Much-needed rain is soaking the tri-state area Thursday but with the quench comes flooding, as seen in New Jersey and on Long Island.

Torrential rain soaked parts of Long Island, stranding drivers along roads that turned into rivers. Flood advisories were effect for most of the day.

Homeowners in Glen Cove had to deal with power outages late into the night Thursday. PIX11 Magee Hickey reports at least 346 homes were without power as of 10 p.m.

The rain is expected to gradually taper off from south to north starting at 1 p.m. A break in the precipitation will come in the mid-afternoon only to resume in time for the evening rush, the NWS said.

Flooding was also reported in parts of New Jersey, where there exists a potential for 3 inches of rain. Neptune and Ocean Township were among the hardest hit areas.

It won’t be until midnight that the slow-moving system moves out completely. But in its wake will come a break in the oppressive heat and humidity that’s been plaguing the area for days.

Friday will be mostly cloudy with temperatures peaking in the high 70s and significantly less humidity.