NEW YORK (PIX11) — A Flash Flood Warning was issued for New York City as well as parts of northern New Jersey and Long Island as storms hit the region Monday afternoon.
The warning covers the five boroughs, Bergen, Essex, Hudson and Union counties in New Jersey and Nassau County on Long Island and southern Westchester County. The possibility of flash flooding was expected to last through about 4 p.m., per the National Weather Service.
The New York City Emergency Management Department warned that heavy rain of 1 to 2 inches will cause flooding of highways and streets.
“Do not drive or walk where water covers the roadway. Move to higher ground, or, if in a basement, move to a higher floor,” the agency said in a tweet.
Severe storms have moved through the city and shifted eastward. Residual flooding from the torrential downpours is possible for at least another hour or two. The risk for additional storms may return later this afternoon and into the evening hours.
A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for the city, points north and east, along with Northeast New Jersey through 8 p.m.
As far as the heat goes, temperatures won’t reach the heights that they have over the last few days. However, a few locations could top the 90-degree mark again.
Temperatures will drop to seasonable levels Tuesday, and the humidity will take a dive as well.