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Heavy rain and winds from Tropical Storm Fay whipping NYC | amNewYork

Heavy rain and winds from Tropical Storm Fay whipping NYC

A woman shields herself from rain and wind with an umbrella as she walks along the Hudson River in front of the skyline of New York City, as Tropical Storm Fay was expected to sweep across the heavily populated northeastern United States as seen from Hoboken, New Jersey, U.S., July 10, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Segar TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Tropical Storm Fay‘s storm center is en route to New York City after pounding the area much of Friday with her windy, wet wrath.

The 5 p.m. update from the National Hurricane Center showed that Fay weakened a bit after making landfall near Atlantic City, New Jersey. Fay’s top sustained winds at the center are 50 mph and is moving toward the north at 14 mph. Earlier Friday, the storm’s top winds were 60 mph. 

Fay is expected to ride the Jersey Shore north before making landfall here late tonight or early tomorrow morning. Forecasters say the storm will speed up a bit as it heads northward.

More than two inches of rain have fallen in Central Park, according to the National Weather Service. Minor flooding issues have been reported near coastal areas. 

Tropical Storm Fay off the northeast United States, July 9, 2020. NOAA via REUTERS

The National Hurricane Center says the New York City area, as well as New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania and southern New England, could get between two and three inches of rain, with some local spots getting up to seven inches. Severe thunderstorms and isolated tornadoes are possible.

New York City is currently under a tropical storm warning and a flash flood warning due to the heavy rainfall. 

Check with amNY.com later for further updates.

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