Heavy rain and gusty winds from a powerful nor'easter have died down in the city, but moderate to major coastal flooding is expected in parts of the city late-Friday through Saturday.

The rain and snow is winding down, as of 8:21 p.m., as drier air moves in behind the system. The nor'easter's center is slowly moving off to the south and east.

But the storm has left damage in the city and resulted in dangerous conditions. Some scaffolding came down outside the Seward Park Houses on Broome St., landing on some on some cars. Witnesses said a service driver was sitting in a car at the time, but was not hurt. Public housing officials said no one else was hurt, and a contractor is expected to make repairs.

In Queens, a tree fell and grazed a student near York College. NY1 was told it did not hit her directly, but she was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Photos showed trees fell throughout the city, including in the Flatbush, Bayside, and Whitestone neighborhoods.

The winds are not as powerful as they were earlier Friday, but people are advised to still be careful when passing by trees or construction sites Friday evening and Saturday, as the winds could blow debris onto pedestrians.

New Yorkers are urged to drive carefully, as roads may still be slick from the precipitation.

Tractor trailers and buses have been restricted from the Mario Cuomo, Throgs Neck, Whitestone, and Verrazano Bridges, as well as the I-88 between Binghamton and the New York State Thruway.

Saturday is projected to be dry and windy, with winds between 20 and 30 MPH, making for wind chills in the 20s.

Staten Island, City Island, and College Point are just some of the parts of the city that could see coastal flooding Saturday during the high tide.

The sun will return Sunday, but with a high of 43 degrees.

Another storm system is heading towards the city, expected to hit Tuesday into Wednesday and may bring another mixture of rain and snow.


Coastal flooding in the city is projected to last through Saturday. The Rockaways have already experienced some flooding.

The moderate to major coastal flooding in the city will not be like the flooding the city saw during Hurricane Sandy, but it will still be impactful. Parts of the city will see more coastal flooding Saturday morning.

New Yorkers living in closed road areas will need to move their cars to higher ground, and some water will get into basements.

2 to 4 feet of water are expected in streets in the city that are immediately near the water. Flooding will begin 1 to 2 hours before the high tide and ease 1 to hours after wards.

High tides:

City Island/College Point:

Saturday, 12:17 AM and 12:40 PM

Staten Island:

Saturday, 8:42 AM

The Rockaways:

Saturday, 8:17 AM

There will likely be flooding because of the Saturday night high tide as well, but it is not projected to be as severe as the daytime flooding.

Rain and snow

2.7 inches of rain fell at JFK Airport, while 2.17 inches and 2.24 fell on LaGuardia Airport and Central Park.

Snow accumulation was minor in the city, as it mixed with the rain.


Wind gusts are dying down, but they clocked in at 67 MPH at JFK Airport on Friday. LaGuardia Airport and Central Park recorded top wind gusts of 55 and 34 MPH, respectively.

A High Wind Warning remains in effect through early-Saturday morning.

Transit and travel impact

Airport delays and cancellations:

More than one thousand of all scheduled flights Friday at JFK Airport, LaGuardia Airport, and Newark Airport have been cancelled.

As of the time of this writing, there are delays of at least an hour at JFK Airport, LaGuardia Airport, and Newark Airport. Check with your airline for the latest updates.

AirTrain has resumed normal service at Kennedy Airport after it had to be shut down and substituted with shuttle bus service earlier Friday.

Transit delays:

As of 8:50 p.m. Friday, southbound 6 trains are running express from Pelham Bay Park to Parkchester because a tree fell on the platform at Middletown Road, according to the MTA. Crews are working to remove the tree branches.

Visit mta.info for the latest transit updates.

NYC Ferry:

Rockaway Route: Due to heavy rainfall and strong winds, service to Rockaway has been suspended until further notice. Both East and West shuttle buses will be redirected to take riders to the nearest A Train station at Beach 105th street.

South Brooklyn Route: Due to heavy rainfall and strong winds, the Bay Ridge and BAT/Sunset Park landings will be suspended until further notice. Service will be limited to Pier 11, DUMBO, Pier 6 and Red Hook.

Astoria Route: Due to heavy surge at the Astoria landing, service to Astoria is suspended until further notice. Service on the Astoria route is currently limited to Pier 11, East 34th Street, Long Island City and Roosevelt Island.

Power outages

Con Edison customers out of service as of 9:33 PM Friday:

Queens: 9,171. Estimated Time of Restoration: 7:30 PM Saturday

Bronx: 5,286. Estimated Time of Restoration: To be determined.

Staten Island: 2,823. Estimated Time of Restoration: 10:30 PM Friday.

Brooklyn: 191. Estimated Time of Restoration: 1 PM Saturday

Manhattan: 2. Estimated Time of Restoration: 2 AM Saturday.

Visit Con Edison's website to see the latest power outage numbers.

Officials are warning people to stay away from downed power lines.