STORMY START TO WEEK
A strong Nor’easter that brought destructive weather to the West Coast on Friday and deadly tornadoes across the south over the weekend is hitting the city today/tonight. Strong winds are the main threat with this system. Gusts over 50mph are possible. Airport delays from the wind stretched over 2 hours at times today due to the winds. In addition, steady and sometimes heavy rains are expected from late this afternoon through the early overnight hours. An inch to an inch and half of rain could cause limited street flooding in flood prone areas such as the West Side Highway, the Belt Parkway, and the FDR drive. This would be mostly after 7pm. In addition, there are coastal flooding concerns. Minor to moderate flooding during high tide this afternoon and tonight could cause overwash on streets immediately near the water. Tides are not expected to be significant enough to enter homes. The storm will slowly move away from the region on Tuesday. Look for strong winds through most of the day on Tuesday with gusts 35 to 40 mph. Also, there will be lingering rain showers through the evening. Bright skies and a high of 50 are in store in the storm’s wake on Wednesday. This storm is happening on the one year anniversary of the blizzard of 2016, when we had the snowiest day in NYC history. 27.3” inches fell in Central Park. In comparison we should be able to weather this storm
Tuesday: Windy. Showers. High: 44
Wednesday: Sun and cloud mix. High: 50
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