NEW YORK (PIX11) – A strong storm from the southwest has arrived and is giving light rain around the tri-state Region. There is some light snow, in extreme northwestern parts of the area. Those areas may get an inch of snow before it changes over to rain tonight.
As the evening progresses, the showers will turn steady and heavier. Rainfall amounts will generally be around 2-3″ by the time the storm ends. This could create some minor flooding on area roadways. A wind advisory is in effect for parts of the area in anticipation of winds picking up to 20-30 mph with gusts as high as 50 mph along to shore.
Speed limits on bridges could be lowered as a result as well as airport delays. The strong southerly winds may allow some minor coastal flooding beach erosion on Wednesday Morning’s high tide cycle.
As this is a large storm impacting entire eastern half of the country. This storm will create widespread travel troubles for tomorrow. Areas along the Appalachians could get anywhere from 2-5″ of snow creating slick driving conditions.
Winds, even after the rain departs tomorrow, will still be a concern for air travelers for the Northeast. All in all, pack in some patience if you are traveling on Wednesday.