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Nor'easter drenches tri-state with nasty wind and rain

October 27, 2018 - 11:23 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A nor’easter is pummeling the tri-state with heavy wind and rain on the final weekend of October. 

The messy storm has toppled trees, drenched pedestrians and mucked up travel for drivers and air travelers as it continues through the New York area Saturday.

AccuWeather meteorologist Kerry Schwindenhammer says it's expected to be very windy, wet and chilly throughout the morning Saturday, with the nasty weather forecast to taper off in the afternoon.

Winds were gusting up to 40 mph in the city and 50 mph near the coast, with temps barely edging above 50 degrees.

1010 WINS’ John Montone was at the Jersey Shore, where water was toppling over the bulkheads and into the local streets.

More than 8,000 PSE&G customers were without power on Long Island Saturday morning, with several thousand more in the dark in New Jersey.

JCP&L had nearly 18,000 without power in Monmouth and Ocean counties Saturday morning. Hundreds more Con Edison customers in Westchester were without power too.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered the opening of regional emergency operations centers in Westchester and Long Island Saturday morning, with workers from Homeland Security, emergency services, the MTA and more on hand.

The state also has a variety of resources ready to go, including generators, light towers, millions of sand bags, and food and blankets for shelters.

The weather also forced the mayor’s office to push back the Gracie Mansion Halloween celebration until Sunday.