Elsa soaks NYC and New England as it races up East Coast

NEW YORK (AP) — The fast-moving storm Elsa lashed New York City and New England with heavy rain and high winds, flooding streets, toppling trees and hindering some rail service.

Maximum sustained winds from the storm stayed at 50 mph Friday afternoon. But the National Hurricane Center said Elsa was no longer considered a tropical storm Friday afternoon.

Elsa remained powerful enough to bring more than 3 inches of rain to areas of Massachusetts and Rhode Island by the early afternoon.

Scattered power outages were being reported along Elsa’s path Friday.

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