Spring storm lashes region with heavy rain, high winds
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HUDSON COUNTY – After a virtually snowless winter and a dry start to spring, a northeast storm that brought high winds and heavy rains to Hudson County on Sunday is expected to slowly taper off during Monday.

Further west the storm was predicted to leave a layer of heavy wet snow affecting as many as 8 million people, according to the National Weather Service.

The threat of wet weather caused the Jersey City Pet Owner’s Day clinic schedule for Sunday to be canceled, according to NJ.com.

The storm postponed NASA’s plans to fly the space shuttle Enterprise piggybacked on a 747 flyover Hudson County and New York City on Monday, NASA officials announced.

The shuttle stayed on the runway at Washington D.C. and officials were waiting for better weather before it could fly over Manhattan several times before landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

After landing in New York City, the shuttle will be placed on a barge and moved up the Hudson River to the Intrepid museum, where it will become part of a permanent exhibition scheduled to open this summer.

Clear weather is expected for Tuesday and the rest of the week, according to the NWS. NASA officials said they would announce a new date for the flyover “as soon as is practical.”

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