NEW YORK — Tropical Storm Fay brought historic rainfall to the NY metro area not seen in a long time, as well as wind gusts between 30 and almost 50 miles per hour.
The storm uprooted trees, brought down power lines and caused power outages across parts of the area.
Fay was earliest development of a sixth storm important enough to be named in the history of naming storms. It was also the first tropical system to make landfall on New Jersey since Superstorm Sandy.
The most rain was seen in Newark, where 2.78 inches of the wet stuff fell on New Jersey’s largest city. In Central Park, it was slightly lower, at 2.55 inches. LaGuardia saw 2.47 inches and JFK got 2.33.
Now that the storm has moved out, there is a cold front that will likely bring more showers and thunderstorms between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday evening. A few of these storms could be severe and cause localized flooding.
These storms could add to the damage Fay left behind in some locations. There’s also the potential for small hail and damaging winds.