HEADLINES

Potential for Flooding Friday & Saturday Due to Heavy Rain and Melting Snow

NOAA is monitoring the potential for flooding of urban areas,and possibly rivers and small streams, Friday, January 12 into Saturday, January 14 in Northeast New Jersey, Southeast NY (including New York City and Long Island) and Southern CT.

The flooding is the result of a combination of heavy rain (1 to 3 inches, locally higher) and melting snow. 

  • There is the potential for urban and poor drainage flooding, especially where snow is clogging drains. 

  • There could be rapid rises on some rivers and streams that could lead to the potential of ice jams with water covered roads, especially in low lying areas. This is especially true across the interior where a Flood Watch is in effect.  

With warming temperatures, it is advised to stay off all frozen over bodies of water (lakes, ponds, etc) as the ice thins and weakens.

 

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