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Post-Tropical Cyclone Michael Swamps Region With Heavy Rain

What to Know

  • Hurricane Michael, a dangerous Category 4 storm, made landfall in Florida on Wednesday

  • The remnants of the storm battered parts of the tri-state with two rounds of heavy rain and triggered flash flood warnings and watches

  • The rain moved out early Friday, leading to a bright, but cool day and staying that way through the weekend

The remnants of what was Hurricane Michael and is now Post-Tropical Cyclone Michael, the deadly Category 4 storm that slammed into the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday, brought pockets of heavy rain to parts of the tri-state, sparking flood warnings and watches, Storm Team 4 says.

Flood warnings were in effect in Monmouth and Ocean counties on the Jersey Shore on Friday morning. Flash flood watches were in effect for Suffolk and Nassau counties on Long Island, but have since ended. Click here for severe weather alerts for your neighborhood.

The first patch of the heaviest rain began to push in in late Thursday evening and then another round pounded its way into the region after midnight Friday morning, forecasters said.

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The remnants of Michael continued to move up the coast, but the bulk of the energy remained offshore, including the strong winds.

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Still, the storm got close enough to add extra rainfall to totals in the tri-state, with a widespread 2 to 3 inches falling throughout the area. Some spots could get more than 3 inches of rain, with the highest likelihood of higher amounts along the shoreline and on Long Island, once it is all said and done.

Michael Carves Path of Destruction on Florida PanhandleMichael Carves Path of Destruction on Florida Panhandle

The rain moved out early Friday, and as the remnants of Michael moved farther offshore, clear, cool and breezy conditions were left behind.

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