The National Hurricane Center reported that the meteor will continue to weaken in the coming hours

AP –

NEW JERSEY.- Tropical storm Fay made landfall on Friday in New Jersey, bringing with it heavy rains that forced the closure of beaches and flooded the streets of coastal towns.

The storm system was weakening as it passed over New Jersey and is forecast to continue to lose strength overnight, the National Hurricane Center reported in its 8 p.m. advisory. Rain is expected to leave 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10 centimeters) and possible coastal flooding from New Jersey to Rhode Island, as well as flash floods.

The meteor hit the New Jersey shore about 15 kilometers (10 miles) northeast of Atlantic City, according to forecasters. At the time of the most recent notice, it was about 50 miles south-southwest of New York City.

Several beaches in Delaware had been temporarily closed by the storm. And in Ocean City, police asked drivers to avoid the southern tourist town because floods had already blocked some roads. Some streets in the coastal towns of Sea Isle and Wildwood in New Jersey were flooded, according to social media posts. Seaside Heights, New Jersey, reported sustained winds of 60 kilometers per hour (37 miles per hour), and John F. Kennedy International Airport reported winds of 72 km / h (45 mph), forecasters reported.

A cautionary notice was still in effect for the area between Great Egg Inlet, New Jersey, and Watch Hill, Rhode Island. The area under alert includes Long Island and the Long Island Sound in New York, forecasters said. On Friday afternoon, heavy rains were falling in New York City as the center of the storm moved north to New York State and western New England.