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Coastal storm blasts New York with heavy rain; flooding predicted – New York Daily News

Coastal storm blasts New York with heavy rain; flooding predicted – New York Daily News

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A coastal rainstorm pelted the tristate area with rain Sunday afternoon, with precipitation expected to continue through Monday morning commutes.
New York City was predicted to see 2 to 4 inches of rain, with up to 5 inches falling in certain areas, according to the National Weather Service.
Meteorologists warned of “widespread moderate coastal flooding,” with communities near the sea possibly seeing 2 feet of inundation during high tide on Monday. “Locally major (around 3 feet inundation above ground) is possible,” the Weather Service said.
The storm was expected to impact Monday morning commutes, with urban flooding possible throughout the five boroughs and their various suburbs.
“With significant rainfall and high winds predicted for this Sunday into Monday, we want to remind New Yorkers to be alert, keep checking the forecast, and stay prepared,” Mayor Adams said in a statement. “People in low-lying and poor drainage areas should take extra precautions.”
Adams issued a travel advisory for Sunday and Monday. It was the second straight Sunday in which New Yorkers had to deal with heavy rainfall and unpleasant, gusting winds. The city recorded nearly 2 inches of rain from last week’s storm.
The region also prepared for wind gusts that were expected to reach 50 to 60 mph, and the mayor advised city residents to secure any loose items outside. Peak winds were expected to affect southeastern Connecticut and Long Island.
This week’s storm already wreaked havoc in the south, dumping 5 inches of rain across Florida. Various holiday celebrations were postponed in the state as streets flooded and streams overflowed.
The rain then continued across Georgia and the Carolinas, with 4 to 7 inches of rain expected in those states on Sunday.
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