Some lingering showers, but heaviest rain moves out; snow falling north and west

AccuWeather forecast for NYC, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut

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LI among one of the most flooded areas after last night's storm
Chantee Lans has the latest.

NEW YORK (WABC) -- A powerful windswept rain storm soaked the Tri-State region, with the city, Long Island, and some parts of New Jersey experiencing some ponding and flooding on local roads.

The storm began Sunday morning and picked up intensity overnight before leaving behind a blast of cold air Monday morning, and for northerly areas, even some snow.

Street, urban and coastal flooding was seen in some parts, along with some limited power outages. While the rainfall totals hit within the expected range, the wind was not as powerful as anticipated.

There were flood watches and warnings covering the region, but most expired by Monday afternoon.

Janice Yu has the latest.

AccuWeather says rainfall totals ranged from 2 to 4 inches across the area, with even more in some parts of Long Island.

The storm that tore through our region is the same that was responsible for deadly tornadoes in Tennessee on Saturday, but storms of such severity are not expected here, though rumbles of thunder -- unusual for December -- were heard in some parts.

The NYC Emergency Management Department issued a travel advisory, alerting New Yorkers to take caution with the heavy rain that may cause flooding in the city, including highways, streets, basements, and underpasses.

Janice Yu reports on the flooding from Laurelton.

Brooklyn was socked by torrential rain in late September. Streets turned into rivers and basements were overrun with water. Fortunately, it did not get that bad, but there is some flooding reported.

Hoboken, which often sees destructive flooding, experienced heavy rain but so far no major flooding has been reported.

Anthony Johnson reports on the rain and flooding from Hoboken.

It will be markedly colder on Monday. In fact, early Monday could see a 30-degree temperature range across the region, with readings in the 30s in the Catskills and 60s in coastal New Jersey.

Temperatures will return to near or slightly below the historical average for early December across the Tri-State. No rain or snow is in the forecast for the rest of what should be a quiet week weatherwise.


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