Numerous rainfall records were shattered, with flooding being triggered in the process, as Andrea moved up the East Coast on Friday.
Raleigh, New York City, Philadelphia and Boston are among the many communities (a full list is given below) that experienced their rainiest June 7 in recorded history on Friday.
Friday's records fell as Andrea unleashed between 3 and slightly more than 6 inches of rain from central North Carolina to Massachusetts.
Sitting at the top of Andrea's rainfall totals are Ledyard Center and Madison, Conn., with 6.30 inches and 6.20 inches, respectively. Old Bethpage, on Long Island, recorded 6.13 inches.
A total of 4.16 inches inundated New York City's Central Park on Friday, shattering the day's previous rainfall record of 1.95 inches from 1918. The city typically receives 4.41 inches of rain during the entire month of June.
Due to the resultant flooding in New York City, officials were forced to suspend the Number 3 train between 96th and 148th street in the Morningside Heights area Friday evening.
The most numerous reports of flooding across New York on Friday came from Long Island. Flood waters led to the closure of three westbound lanes of the Long Island Expressway near Melville, while between 20 to 30 cars in a parking lot were submerged up to their hoods in Wyandanch.
Flooded roads and water rescues were also the theme for Friday in Boston, Mass., Providence, R.I., Dover, Del., West Point, Va., and around the Raleigh-Durham, N.C., area.
A woman and child walk through heavy rain in Boston, Friday, June 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Rivers and streams quickly became swollen with many overflowing their banks from South Carolina to southern New England. By Saturday morning, the majority have or were in the process of cresting.
Flooding and shattered rain records were not only confined to places from North Carolina northward on Friday. Tropical moisture feeding into Andrea also triggered numerous drenching thunderstorms across South Florida.
A total of 8.15 inches swamped Fort Lauderdale, shattering Friday's daily rainfall record of 1.88 inches from 1960. Naples set a similar record when 1.48 inches fell; the previous record was 1.20 inches from 1991.
Nearly 14 inches inundated North Miami Beach, leading to serious flooding and the relocation of 24 families. Hundreds of people became stranded in their vehicles by flood waters in nearby Golden Beach.
Showers will dot the Boston area early this week before a turn to a dry and seasonable midweek.
As cooler air presses south into central and eastern Europe, damaging thunderstorms will threaten from Italy to the Baltics.
The weather threatens to interfere with search, rescue and cleanup operations in the wake of the major 7.8-magnitude earthquake that has killed thousands of people with the death toll mounting.
Temperatures will have their ups and downs across the Northeast this week, starting off on a cool note before milder air moves in for the middle of the week.
Showers will work back into the nation's capital on Monday before a turn to a dry and milder midweek.
Throughout the planet’s 4.5-billion-year history, the Earth has undergone amazing and dramatic changes. Even today, the planet is in a constant state of flux.
West Virginia (1978)
1-1/2 feet of snow in the mountains; winds over 60 mph along the mid-Atlantic coast.
De Leon, TX (1990)
14.96" of rain.
Record heat Location New Record Old Record Philadelphia, PA 92 81/1962 Baltimore, MD 98 90/1960 Allentown, PA 92 88/1942,1962 Albany, NY 90 88/1915 Harrisburg, PA 91T 91/1942