...FLASH FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for
* Portions of 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.
* Through this 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, especially
during this morning. The heaviest rainfall is expected to occur
through early this afternoon.
* Heavy rain may produce areas of flash flooding.
You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.