A microburst took down trees in Summit, New Jersey.

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Remnants of Florence whip tri-state area taking out trees, power lines

September 18, 2018 - 10:12 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- What's left of Florence will bring rain on Tuesday.

It'll be mostly cloudy, warm, and quite humid with a few rounds of showers and thunderstorms. Rain will be heavy at times causing ponding on roadways and flooding in areas with poor drainage. On Tuesday morning, the National Weather Service issued a flood watch for much of the tri-state area.

Some showers will linger into the evening on Long Island and along the Jersey shore, before the clouds break later Tuesday night.

Summit, New Jersey saw some nasty weather in the form of a microburst on Monday, it brought down trees and knocked out power.

Alan said his wife and daughter were out, and he was preparing dinner when things got wild real fast.

"I can't describe it other than the winds came out of nowhere, it was eerie. I was thinking how could something go from a gust to a wind to what looked like hurricane force. Then all the bins came through, debris smashing against the back of the house, then you heard an almighty thud when you heard a huge 40 foot tree smashed onto the front of our house," he said.

The sudden microburst leveled trees and took down power lines in the area of Meadowbrook and Valley View Ave.

One school was closed Tuesday, as a result.