Forecasts are confirming the possibility of severe rain from Friday night into Saturday morning, especially in the NYC region.
A flood watch is in place until six in the morning. Shabbos for the entire tri-state, with sporadically forecast rainfall rates of 1-2 inches per hour. Before the storms pass, the region should anticipate 2-4 inches of rain at the very least and up to 5-8 inches in certain places.
As the morning commute continues, there may be brief periods of heavy rain and possibly thunder, but it will be more common in the afternoon and evening.
The torrential rain, which is expected at a time when the ground is already saturated from the remains of Hurricane Sandy, has the potential to cause flooding for most of the tri-state region.
Around 8 or 9 a.m. On Friday morning, the amount of rain increases. and torrential downpours continue into the afternoon and evening, making the nighttime commute muddy. Just so readers are clear, by 8:00 a.m., JFK Airport had already experienced a massive 4 inches of rain.
Additionally, there will be some areas with winds above 35 mph, particularly near the shore, and we can’t completely rule out the chance of embedded thunderstorms.
By the time the storm moves on, a large portion of the New York City region (including the five boroughs) will probably have received 2-4 inches of rain. Parts of Ocean and Monmouth counties around the Jersey Shore, as well as remote areas in the Hudson Valley, might experience more than that, with possible rainfall totals ranging from 4 to 8 inches.
Some areas of New Jersey and the eastern section of Long Island may experience lower amounts—only an inch or two.
Please allow plenty of extra time if you are traveling on Erev Yom Tov. As the weekend comes to an end, clearing with sunshine and highs in the mid-70s are predicted for Sunday.