Showers and thunderstorms will be increasing across the Northeast today, with heavy rainfall later this afternoon and tonight. A Flash Flood Watch extends from Maine to Virginia. 2″ to 4″ rainfall totals are likely, with some areas seeing up to 6″.
A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for parts of the area from 12 pm Mon through 4 am Tue. 1.5"-2.5" of rain with higher amounts in t-storms. pic.twitter.com/T38gcpzH8U
— NWS New York NY (@NWSNewYorkNY) June 18, 2017
A cold front will be slowly pushing across the east, bringing numerous showers and thunderstorms to the area. A rich feed of moisture from the Gulf of Mexico ahead of the front is bringing high humidity to the region, fueling the potential for heavy rain and strong storms. The system will begin to move offshore Tuesday.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels