NEW YORK (WABC) --Storms battered the Tri-State area Wednesday night into Thursday, with heavy downpours and wicked winds downing trees and power lines and leaving a mess to clean up in the aftermath.
The rain caused localized flooding and winds and continued at his heavies until about 2 a.m. Thursday.
N.J. Burkett reported on Long Island damage this afternoon:
Thousands of customers were without power at the height of the outages, with the most affected areas in northern Nassau County and in Huntington. The west side of Massapequa, which is part of Oyster Bay, was littered with downed trees and power lines, including one that came down on two cars on New Hampshire Avenue, setting them on fire.
Numerous trees crashed onto houses, including homes on Chicago Avenue and Rhode Island Avenue.
A photo from Eyewitness News reporter N.J. Burkett in Laurel Hollow:
Thousands were also without power in New Jersey, Westchester, Rockland, New York City and Connecticut.
In Hillsborough, New Jersey, a section of Millstone River Road closed due to high water. Metro North New Haven Line customers traveling through Greenwich and Rye were also delayed due to wire damage in the area.
Some damage in Neptune, N.J.:
A large tree fell into a home on Jeanne Dr. Fallen branches and downed wires continue to be reported around town. pic.twitter.com/fXAnLVJqwW— Neptune Township PD (@NeptunePolice) February 25, 2016
In Westchester, the winds knocked down a number of trees, and the damage was so bad in Bedford that schools were closed for the day.
Roads closed in Clarkstown in Rockland County:
Here's what to expect for the next few days:
FRIDAY: Mostly sunny, blustery and cooler. High 38
SATURDAY: Lots of sun. High 42
SUNDAY: Partly sunny and warmer. High 52
Stay with the AccuWeather team for the latest on this weather event.