NEW YORK (PIX11) — Mayor Eric Adams declared a State of Emergency in New York City on Friday as a coastal storm impacted the area.

During an emergency news conference, Adams and other city officials warned residents to shelter in place while heavy downpours slam the region.

“This is a dangerous weather condition and it is not over,” he said. “I don’t want those gaps in heavy rain to give the appearance that it is over, it is not.”

It’s possible the city could see up to 8 inches of rain before the day is over, Adams said. The National Weather Service issued flood watches throughout the tri-state area, Emergency Management Department Commissioner Zachary Iscol said.

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul also declared a State of Emergency for New York City, Long Island, and the Hudson Valley Friday morning.

Between 2 and 6 inches of rain has fallen in parts of New York City since early Friday, according to the National Weather Service. Between 1 and 3 inches of rain is still expected in parts of Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island.

There are significant delays and limited subway service due to the coastal storm. Several major roadways, including the Belt Parkway and FDR, also experienced extensive delays during the Friday morning commute due to flooding. 

Charline Charles is a digital journalist from Brooklyn who has covered local news along with culture and arts in the New York City area since 2019. She joined PIX11 News in 2022. See more of her work here.