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Remnants of Nate pass north of NYC, bringing heavy rain and high winds

The remnants of Tropical Storm Nate will pass

The remnants of Tropical Storm Nate will pass north of New York City on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, bringing heavy rains and wind gusts up to 30 mph. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Bryan Thomas

The remnants of Hurricane Nate arrived in New York City Monday morning, bringing rain and winds of up to 30 mph, according to the National Weather Service.

“Now that the system is over land, it will be on a weakening trend,” NWS meteorologist David Stark said of the storm, which made landfall Sunday in Mississippi as a Category 1 hurricane. It has since downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone.

“It’s not going to be something that will cause any significant impact here; just a day of some rain with some heavy showers,” Stark added.

With Nate passing quickly to the north of the city, the area will see between a half-inch to an inch of rain Monday, Stark said.

There will be showers in the early afternoon, with rain beginning to taper off around 3 or 4 p.m., the NWS predicted. 

The rain may cause minor flooding in urban areas with poor drainage, Stark added, but “nothing major.”

Wind gusts Monday afternoon are likely to peak at 30 mph in Brooklyn and Queens, and at 25 mph in the Bronx and Manhattan.

Nate is the fourth major storm to strike the United States in less than two months, following Harvey, Irma and Maria. It killed at least 30 people in Central America before crossing the Gulf of Mexico — where it shut down most oil and gas production — and hitting Louisiana and Mississippi.

With Reuters

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