Beaches closed in DE and rain lashed the New Jersey shore Friday as the fast-moving Tropical Storm Fay churned north on a path expected to soak the New York City region.
A tropical storm warning remained in effect from Fenwick Island, Delaware, to Watch Hill, Rhode Island.
Tropical Storm Warnings are now up; storm conditions are expected to arrive in New Jersey tomorrow.
On Friday night the storm will weaken and the rain will be more scattered as Fay moves inland, heading into upstate NY and parts of New England. That is when the bulk of the storm is expected to impact the Shore area. He said as the system moves north, it's been trending westward, meaning the Adirondack region might be hit harder than Vermont. While there is no flash flood watch for most of Central New York, it is still possible throughout the overnight, especially east and south.
The NWS says that up to three inches of rain may fall, with more in some local areas. Pop up showers and thunderstorms develop late Saturday afternoon and Saturday evening.
As the storm moves inland, it will weaken to a tropical depression on early Saturday, the bulletin said.
Winds could hit 50 miles per hour in New Jersey, but Martrich labeled the wind impact of the west side of the Delaware River as "breezy" in his morning forecast video. Tropical storm wind speeds range between 39 and 73 m.p.h., however the upcoming storm is expected to be on the lower side of the spectrum, consistent with the effects of an average nor'easter.