Okay, so you were woken up by the insanely loud clap of thunder and pelting rain at 2 a.m. Monday—that was one thunderstorm. Now, get ready for round two as the New York City region enters yet another flash flood watch.
Pack the umbrella! ☔️
We begin the workweek with the threat of flash flooding once again as rain and storms move through later today.
Flash Flood Watch is in effect for the entire region, with the exception of eastern Long Island.
Here’s our latest briefing on what to expect: pic.twitter.com/J0uqldqUnk
— NWS New York NY (@NWSNewYorkNY) July 12, 2021
With showers and thunderstorms expected this afternoon into the evening, the National Weather Service warns that there may be flash flooding, with one to three inches, possibly up to four inches, of rainfall. According to PIX 11, the severe weather is “because of a slow-moving warm front coupled with a lot of moisture in the air.”
Potential for heavy rain and flash flooding across parts of the Northeast tonight and especially Monday and Monday night, particularly poor drainage areas in the NYC metro region. Do not drive through flooded roadways as water depth and road conditions can be hard to determine. pic.twitter.com/vXMLTfzEm6
— NWS Eastern Region (@NWSEastern) July 11, 2021
The NWS adds, “An isolated tornado cannot be completely ruled out.”
The flash flood watch is from 2 p.m. Monday until 10 a.m. Tuesday. Rain might pour down at one to two inches per hour, which means there may potentially be more flooded subway stations.
And the heavy accumulation of rainfall can also lead to more vehicle-swallowing sinkholes:
Two cars have partially fallen into a sinkhole on Riverside Dr. at W. 97th St.
Emergency crews are on scene. No injuries thankfully.
But this yet another reminder: NYC simply must invest more in upgrading our outdated infrastructure. pic.twitter.com/gPSIEQS7gy
— Mark D. Levine (@MarkLevineNYC) July 11, 2021