An East Coast storm brings heavy rain and strong winds

Heavy rain from a powerful East Coast storm is expected to hit the New York region beginning Sunday night, as officials warned travelers to brace for disruptive travel conditions, strong winds and major flooding.

National Weather Service A low pressure system is forming over the Gulf of Mexico After crossing South Carolina and North Carolina earlier Sunday, parts of New York City and northeastern New Jersey could get as much as four inches of rain.

Areas east of Interstate 95 between Washington and Baltimore will also get rain, the weather service said, and flooding. Watches were provided For those areas. The The Allegheny Mountains could receive up to 10 inches of snowforecasters said.

“We’ve seen rain moving up the East Coast of the US right now,” said Alan Repert, senior meteorologist at weather forecasting service AccuWeather. The storm drenched parts of South Carolina on Sunday afternoon Over nine inches of rain.

On Sunday evening, heavy rain fell over Delaware, where parts of the state, including New Fort, are under water. A flood watch, Mr. Repert said. Rain will move into New York, New Jersey and Connecticut in the coming hours, he said.

“We’re seeing heavy rainfall near midnight in the New York City area,” he said, adding that it’s expected to be a “much stronger” storm than the recent storm.

National Weather Service in New York A coastal flood warning has been issued Sunday 10pm to Monday 6pm in many communities in southern Westchester County and southern Connecticut, including New Haven.

Along the New York coast, flooding up to two and a half feet and winds of 25 to 40 mph, with gusts of 55 to 60 mph, could damage power lines and down trees, the weather service said.

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Officials preparing for the storm urged basement dwellers to move to higher ground and advised all city residents to evacuate. Emergency alert app.

They also warned people to be prepared for strong winds. Officials said winds of up to 60 mph were expected to gust through Brooklyn and Queens, with winds expected to remain strong in the city from early morning to midnight Monday. Waves of 12 to 16 feet are expected to hit the coastal area, the Met Office said.

Two to four inches of rain is expected to fall widely in the Philadelphia area Sunday through Monday morning, raising concerns about urban and coastal flooding.

“River levels may continue to rise after Monday’s rains end, with some rivers cresting late Monday night into Tuesday,” the National Weather Service for Philadelphia and Mount Holly said. A Sunday evening meeting.

It has warned that strong winds may knock down trees and cause power outages.

A A storm watch has also been issued For stretches of Massachusetts and Rhode Island beaches.

Charleston, SC, recorded its fourth-highest tide, and the highest tide without a hurricane, said Steven Taylor, lead meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Charleston. Sunday’s high tide reached 9.86 feet. A height of 12.52 feet was recorded during Hurricane Hugo in 1989.

Ben Almquist, Charleston’s emergency manager, said the flooding forced some road closures.

“We have several buildings that were reportedly damaged by water and 50 to 80 people were evacuated from their vehicles,” he said. No serious injuries were reported.

“We could see some power outages, coastal erosion and even coastal flooding from waves and wind pushing water,” said Mr. Repert said.

Forecasters said the storm was expected to move off the U.S. Northeast coast Monday evening, but they warned residents to be prepared.

“Although the major storm will begin moving out of the northeast Monday evening, the storm’s larger circulation will spread across the eastern United States with very hazy conditions,” the weather service said.

Rebecca Carballo And Johnny Diaz Contributed report.

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