Sunday, 16 December, 2018

Elizabeth Under Flood Warning Sunday

A flash flood watch is in effect Sunday night as tropical storm approaches the New York City area A flash flood watch is in effect Sunday night as tropical storm approaches the New York City area
Melinda Barton | 30 October, 2017, 09:03

But, she says, after the tricky weather, we're in for a treat. As this gets to the east coast, it's going to ignite a fairly large storm system which will head up into Canada. A front will march in from the west, that will help to kick off the start of the rain.

With the three elements at play of the merger of the major jet streams and the added influence of Tropical Storm Phillipe, the surprise factor of the unexpected could occur. Winds drop (as will the temperatures!) Monday night.

Sunday is forecast to be a washout, and heavy rain could cause flooding in some parts of the region.

Rain is expected to overspread the entire area early Sunday morning, and will become heavy at times Sunday afternoon into Sunday night.

"Widespread rainfall totals of 3 to 5 inches are expected, but locally higher amounts, perhaps 6 inches or more, are possible", the NWS said.

"Nor'Easters tend to be colder storms in the fall and winter with the potential of snow and winds", Sine said. These spots will change from time to time, and will not stay under heavy rain for long periods of time.

The East Coast has been slammed with damaging winds and torrential rains, with Southern New England suffering the brunt of the damage.

A wind advisory has been issued for parts of the region for Monday, as the storm pulls out and winds pick up.

The National Weather Service has upgraded a high wind watch to a high wind warning and increased forecast wind gusts from 55 mph to 60 mph, with sustained velocities of 25 to 35 mph, according to the latest NWS bulletin on Sunday. Strong winds shifting to the west and continuing with gusts between 35 - 45 miles per hour during the day.

The rain will taper off to scattered showers midday Monday, ending in the afternoon from south to north.

Showers may linger into Monday. Otherwise, it'll be very windy and chillier with clouds breaking for sunshine. The steadier rain will gradually move in by this evening with an increasing southeasterly wind.