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Local Weather Alert: severe thunderstorms and flash flooding possible Saturday night into early Sunday

Severe thunderstorms and flash flooding possible Saturday night into early Sunday

According to NOAA, some strong to severe thunderstorms are possible as a warm front moves north through the region Saturday night into early Sunday morning. The main threats associated with any severe storms will be:

  • Wind gusts in excess of 60 mph, which could down tree limbs, trees and power lines and/or cause structural damage. Isolated power outages are possible.

  • Isolated weak tornadoes and/or waterspouts.

  • The Storm Prediction Center has placed portions of NYC, all of Long Island, and southeastern Connecticut in a Marginal Risk for severe thunderstorms.

Rain: The image posted here shows the expected rainfall for our area.

Flash Flooding: A basin average rainfall of 1 to 2 inches is likely.  

  • Rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches/hr are possible with thunderstorms.

  • Locally heavy rainfall will lead to areas of urban and poor drainage flooding.

  • Multiple thunderstorms moving over the same area will result in localized flash flooding.

  • If heavy rain occurs during the times of high tide Sunday morning, this could also result in localized flash flooding.

  • Minor flooding along quick responding rivers/streams across Northeastern New Jersey and the Lower Hudson Valley is possible as well.

Winds: East to southeast gusts of 35 to 50 mph are possible across the coast Saturday night into early Sunday morning.

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