Flash Flood Watch For New York City Area Into Tuesday
The Tuesday morning rush in America’s largest city is shaping up to be a messy one, as a Flash Flood Watch has been issued for virtually the entire New York City metro area through Tuesday afternoon.
Heavy rain from thunderstorms is expected to overspread the New York City area on Tuesday morning in particular as a slow-moving cold front approaches from the west. The rain is expected to be heaviest between 6am and 10pm, putting the bulk of the storms right in the middle of the morning commute. More storms could re-develop during the afternoon as the front passes by, although the worst of the rainfall is expected to fall during the morning hours.
As much as three inches of rain could fall from localized downpours, and a widespread one-to-two inches is expected as a big line of storms moves through.
From a broader perspective, the rainfall should be largely beneficial, as New York is slightly below average on precipitation totals in the short- and medium-term. The city is just over an inch shy of typical month-to-date rainfall, about an inch and a half shy rainfall-wise since June 1st, and since January 1st, the city’s Central Park station is about five inches below average.
Stay with WeatherNation for the latest on the New York rainfall.
Meteorologist Chris Bianchi