Flood Watch in Effect as Record Rain Falls in Spots - NBC New York

Flood Watch in Effect as Record Rain Falls in Spots

The tri-state is still soaked from several inches of rain that fell Friday



    Raphael Miranda's late evening forecast for Monday, June 10. (Published Monday, June 10, 2013)

    The tri-state has already received record amounts of rainfall as more wet weather threatens to cause more flooding Monday night, days after the remnants of Andrea saturated the ground with several inches of rain -- more than 5 inches in some spots last week. 
    Meteorologists say the tri-state has seen over a half-inch of rain to over 2 inches is some spots Monday. Daily rainfall records were broken at LaGuardia Airport, Kennedy Airport and MacArthur Airport in Ronkonkoma.
    There could be more locally heavy rainfall overnight into Tuesday morning, and with the exception of Sullivan, Ulster and Dutchess counties, a flood watch remains in effect for the entire region. Flood warnings are in effect overnight for Hunterdon, Morris, Monmouth, Ocean and Somerset counties in New Jersey.

    Normally, Monday's amount of rainfall would not be problematic, but with the ground already soaked to capacity any additional water will likely amount to runoff, causing potential flooding of small streams and streets and highways in low-lying areas, meteorologists say.

    Check the latest severe weather alerts and track the storm with our interactive radar.

    Temperatures are expected to reach highs in the low 70s Monday ahead of a warm front that will boost temperatures back into the low 80s by Tuesday. 

    Forecasters say Tuesday will begin with hazy sunshine, but a few heavy, drenching thunderstorms will likely develop in the afternoon, particularly in the city and areas west of the city.

    The sun returns Wednesday with temperatures in the 80s, but stormy weather comes back Thursday into Friday, with more potentially heavy rains forecast to hit the region.

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    In New Jersey, crews are scrambling to get a handle on all the rainwater that has nowhere to go. Brynn Gingras reports.
    (Published Tuesday, June 11, 2013)

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