As the Northeast braces for a powerful storm, heavy rain is triggering flash floods from Pennsylvania and New Jersey to New York, right up to southern New England. Concurrently, wind gusts of 40 to 50 mph are widespread, ranging from New York City to Maine.
The winds, relentless in their intensity, persist along the coast from New York through southern New England into Monday afternoon. By the same afternoon, the strongest winds are expected to shift into Maine, continuing their reign into Monday night.
Torrential Downpour and Coastal Upheaval
The heaviest rain is expected to relax by Monday afternoon across New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York. However, New England will continue to be swamped for much of the day. Simultaneously, Heavy Rain and Storm in the Northeast & vigorous winds are propelling water ashore, triggering significant coastal flooding in some areas, and making the morning commute perilous.
From Stranded Drivers to Forceful Rescues
The storm’s violent outburst resulted in water rescues of drivers stranded in floodwaters across the Northeast. Warnings for dangerous flash flooding now extend from Maryland to Maine. Heavy Rain and Storm in the Northeast & the wake of the deluge, a heightened risk of flash flooding looms over parts of New Hampshire and Maine, promoting a Level 3 out of 4 risk warning of excessive rainfall by the Weather Prediction Center.