Heavy rain from Tropical Storm Fay forecast for Mid-Hudson Valley

Daily Freeman-6 months before

The Mid-Hudson forecast called for up to a quarter of an inch of rain Friday afternoon, another 1 to 2 inches Friday night, and up to a quarter-inch more on Saturday. No storm-force winds were forecast for the region.

The storm was moving north at about 14 mph as of 5 p.m. Friday and had top sustained winds of 50 mph, down from 60 earlier in the day.

A "tropical storm warning" was in effect from Great Egg Inlet, N.J., to Watch Hill, R.I. The warning area included Long Island and Long Island Sound, and heavy rain was falling in New York City.

The shoreline town of Old...Saybrook, Conn. was preparing to open the local high school as a 2,000-person shelter. In a nod to the coronavirus outbreak, Police Chief Michael Spera said masks would be handed out and no one would be sent to the gym or other common areas.

President Donald Trump said the storm was being monitored and that the Federal Emergency Management Agency was poised to help if needed.

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