Severe Weather Abound

The National Weather Service says a strong Pacific storm continues to bring heavy precipitation and winds across the western U.S. 

Across the east, the chance for strong to severe thunderstorms later today as low pressure tracks eastward. This system could redevelop into a coastal storm for the mid-Atlantic and Northeast corridors into Tuesday. 

In the NYC and surrounding areas, including southern Connecticut, northeast New Jersey and southeast New York, including the following areas, in southern Connecticut, Northern Fairfield, Northern Middlesex, Northern New Haven, Northern New London, Southern Fairfield, Southern Middlesex, Southern New Haven and Southern New London. In northeast New Jersey, Eastern Bergen, Eastern Essex, Eastern Passaic, Eastern Union, Hudson, Western Bergen, Western Essex, Western Passaic and Western Union. In southeast New York, Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan), Northeast Suffolk, Northern Nassau, Northern Queens, Northern Westchester, Northwest Suffolk, Orange, Putnam, Richmond (Staten Island), Rockland, Southeast Suffolk, Southern Nassau, Southern Queens, Southern Westchester and Southwest Suffolk. 

From 8 PM EDT this evening through Tuesday afternoon. A rapidly developing low pressure system south of Long Island is expected to produce heavy rainfall across the region. Rainfall totals of 2 to 5 inches with locally higher amounts are possible. Rainfall rates may exceed one inch per hour at times. The heaviest rainfall is expected to occur late tonight into Tuesday morning.

Water vapor is constantly circulating through the atmosphere, particularly around the warm equatorial regions of our planet. Under the right conditions, it forms clouds and precipitation, and sometimes, long narrow bands of concentrated water vapor that carry huge amounts of moisture into the upper latitudes. These streams are referred to as “atmospheric rivers,” which are a primary feature in the global water cycle.   

.@NWSNewYorkNY Flood Advisory for The Bronx: Until 9:15 AM on 10/26. 1 to 2 inches of rain expected to cause flooding of low-lying and poor drainage areas. weather.gov/okx/. Multilingual & ASL Link:  on.nyc.gov/2gZuG4v.

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