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PHOTOS: Elsa Brings Rain — Lots Of Rain — To New England

Cars drive through a flooded Stuart Street during the heavy rain from Tropical Storm Elsa. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Cars drive through a flooded Stuart Street during the heavy rain from Tropical Storm Elsa. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The fast-moving storm Elsa lashed New England and New York City 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.

Here are some of the images from Friday's soaking:

A mail carrier walks through the heavy rain in Copley Square during Tropical Storm Elsa. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
A mail carrier walks through the heavy rain in Copley Square during Tropical Storm Elsa. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Only six out of the normal 25 vendors that operate at the Copley Square Farmer’s Market on Friday decided to brave weather. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Only six out of the normal 25 vendors that operate at the Copley Square Farmer’s Market on Friday decided to brave weather. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Two people with umbrellas walk over the bridge in the Boston Public Garden as Tropical Storm Elsa arrives in the area. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Two people with umbrellas walk over the bridge in the Boston Public Garden as Tropical Storm Elsa arrives in the area. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Joanne MacIsaac and Ron Delucia, of Medford share an umbrella as the remnants of the storm arrive in Portland, Maine. Robert F. Bukaty/NPR)
Joanne MacIsaac and Ron Delucia, of Medford share an umbrella as the remnants of the storm arrive in Portland, Maine. Robert F. Bukaty/NPR)
A pedestrian uses an umbrella to shield himself during a downpour in Portland, Maine. Elsa is the earliest fifth-named storm on record, said Brian McNoldy, a hurricane researcher at the University of Miami. (Robert F. Bukaty/AP)
A pedestrian uses an umbrella to shield himself during a downpour in Portland, Maine. Elsa is the earliest fifth-named storm on record, said Brian McNoldy, a hurricane researcher at the University of Miami. (Robert F. Bukaty/AP)
A woman walks her dog in the rain in New York City. (Mark Lennihan/AP)
A woman walks her dog in the rain in New York City. (Mark Lennihan/AP)
A woman's umbrella is flipped inside out as she walks on a rainy and windy New York street as Elsa bears down on the city. (Mark Lennihan/AP)
A woman's umbrella is flipped inside out as she walks on a rainy and windy New York street as Elsa bears down on the city. (Mark Lennihan/AP)

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