Flooding, outages across the tri-state as NY, NJ suffer remnants of Barry

Posted: 10:42 PM, Jul 17, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-18 05:49:57-04

The entire tri-state area dealt with flash floods and power outages Wednesday night during thunderstorms that carried the remnants of Hurricane Barry into the area.

The severe storms came in the middle of a week of wild weather in the area, with temperatures regularly into the 90s. There's a chance it could hit 100 degrees this weekend in an expected heat wave.

In the city, Con Edison initially reported 5,886 customers without power across the five boroughs Wednesday at 10 p.m., but as of 5:30 a.m. Thursday, that number had dropped to 1,863 customers, Con Ed said.

Thursday just after 5 a.m., Jersey Central Power & Light reported 1,415 NJ customers still without power, while PSEG New Jersey said 6,079 of their Jersey customers were still without power.

PSEG Long Island reported 1,881 customers without power around 5 a.m. Thursday.

The National Weather Service issued flash flood warnings across most of New York City and much of New Jersey Wednesday as thunderstorms moved into the area.

Hoboken, New Jersey, dealt with heavy flooding Wednesday night:

Jersey City was also a wash.

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In the city, the water managed to find its way into a subway car.

FDR Drive was not immune to the water works.

One passenger had an unpleasant time getting out of LaGuardia Airport.

Commuters at Queens Plaza also had trouble.

A heat advisory is also in effect for Northeast New Jersey, New York City, Nassau County and Western Suffolk County, according to the National Weather Services.

At one point Wednesday the heat index was 109 in the city. As of 4:20 p.m., the heat index was 98.

The storms are set to hit while a heat advisory is effect for central and southern New Jersey, with temperatures expected to exceed 90 in both Jersey and New York City Wednesday, possibly feeling as hot as over 100 degrees with the humidity.

The shower and flood risk could likely continue into Thursday, which could keep us from reaching 90 degrees that day. However, humidity will remain in the area throughout the week.