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Flash flood watch issued for NYC, parts of NJ as storm nears

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NEW YORK — The sun was shining in Midtown early Monday afternoon as the National Weather Service issued a flood watch for the five boroughs, parts of New Jersey and Connecticut.

The alert is in effect from late Monday through Tuesday afternoon, the agency said. It applies to New York City, Connecticut’s southern Fairfield County, and the following counties in New Jersey:

  • Eastern Bergen
  • Eastern Essex
  • Eastern Passaic
  • Eastern Union
  • Hudson
  • Western Bergen
  • Western Essex
  • Western Passaic
  • Western Union

Rainfall of 1 to 2 inches with local amounts as high as 3 inches are expected, according to the NWS. Up to 2 inches of rain per hour is possible.

“While the heaviest rain is not expected to be widespread, urban areas that receive the heaviest amounts could experience disruptive impacts,” the agency said.

Showers and thunderstorms are expected to roll in late Monday and last through Tuesday afternoon.