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East Coast braces for more heavy rain after 5 killed in Tuesday night storm

At least five people, including an 11-year-old girl, were killed by falling trees from severe weather in the Northeast on Tuesday, and more rain is headed to the region today.

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As rain pounded the Northeast Tuesday night, wind gusts in the region approached 60 mph, including in New York City. In Pottstown, Pennsylvania, 81 mph winds were recorded.

PHOTO: Dark storm clouds move over One World Trade Center in lower Manhattan as a thunder storm moves through the New York City area, May 15, 2018.John Angelillo/UPI/Newscom
Dark storm clouds move over One World Trade Center in lower Manhattan as a thunder storm moves through the New York City area, May 15, 2018.

PHOTO: The Hudson Yards development on the west side of Manhattan in New York is seen as a fast moving storm passes through the city, May 15, 2018.Richard B. Levine/Newscom
The Hudson Yards development on the west side of Manhattan in New York is seen as a fast moving storm passes through the city, May 15, 2018.

Tennis ball-sized hail also slammed to the ground.

Look at the size of this hail! Wow! It shattered windows, dented cars in this Columbia County neighborhood. pic.twitter.com/Lvf97CyRVC

— Andrew Banas (@AndrewWTEN) May 15, 2018

As of this morning over 350,000 customers were without power in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

More rain is headed for the Northeast today, with moisture this morning stretching from Florida into the mid-Atlantic.

The rain is expected to continue for several days, with potential flooding through Saturday.

Waves of heavy rain from Florida up through southern New York may lead to flooding through Saturday.ABC News
Waves of heavy rain from Florida up through southern New York may lead to flooding through Saturday.

Rainfall totals likely will be the highest in the mid-Atlantic, where more than 4 inches is possible in certain spots.

Some regions may see more than 4 inches of rain through Friday.ABC News
Some regions may see more than 4 inches of rain through Friday.

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