PIX11 WEATHER CENTER -- We're not in the clear -- yet!
Just like Monday, the tri-state area has been buffeted by another round of storms. A cold front coupled with a moist air mass and produced torrential downpours along with a few thunderstorms containing damaging winds.
With many areas getting 1-2” of rainfall last night, additional rainfall from today only raised risk for flash flooding Tuesday.
Most of the area is under an flash flood watch through tonight but for areas east of the city, the rain will be slower to clear out.
For Long Island, the watch will continue through Wednesday.
By mid-afternoon, thunderstorm and flood warnings were up across parts of the area as storms pelted the region. The main threat will be mainly be the damaging winds, but there could also be an isolated tornado. In addition to that, another round of heavy rain will be possible. With all the recent rainfall from yesterday, flash flooding will be a good possibility going forward. Areas east of the city are under flood watch through Wednesday afternoon.
The rain is expected to taper off to showers by midnight for city but heavy rain could continue for areas east of the city.
There will still be a few lingering showers Wednesday morning for the city but by noon, we will start to clear out. It will take the bulk of the afternoon for Long Island to clear out.