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Showers end, temperatures dropping, some roadways flooded

Published On: Jan 31 2013 04:27:02 AM CST
Updated On: Jan 31 2013 04:26:12 PM CST

The wind and colder air will be the big stories Thursday. Winds will be sustained at 15 to 30 mph and can gust to 40 or 45 mph at times.

Those winds may be to blame for more than 11,000 Met-Ed and PPL customers who were without power at noon Thursday. Hardest hit areas were in Warren and Hunterdon counties in New Jersey.  Most of those customers have been restored but 4,322 customers in Hunterdon County remain without power.  JCP&L says most customers should be restored by 9:00pm Thursday.

Temperatures will end up dropping to around 40 degrees by the evening rush hour.

More than two inches of rain fell across portions of the area Wednesday night. Some areas also saw a couple of strong thunderstorms.

Some of the rain caused local flooding around the region. Check out the road closures page.

Links:  Hour-by-hour forecasts  |  Interactive radar

There can be a flurry Thursday night, but steadier snow will fall near Philadelphia and points south as a clipper system moves to our south.

Friday will also be windy with partly sunny skies and highs in the lower 30s.

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You can check our LIVE TRAFFIC CAMERAS for the latest area travel conditions. We also have regional STREAM AND RIVER LEVEL information and the latest REGIONAL DOPPLER RADAR.