Flood Watch for May 21st, 2023

NWS New York City – Upton (Long Island and New York City)

FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH MIDNIGHT * WHAT Flooding caused by excessive rainfall is possible. * WHERE Portions of southern Connecticut, northeast New Jersey and southeast New York, including the following areas, in southern Connecticut, Southern Fairfield. In northeast New Jersey, Eastern Bergen, Eastern Essex, Eastern Union and Hudson. In southeast New York, Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan), Northern Nassau, Northern Queens, Northern Westchester, Richmond (Staten Island), Rockland, Southern Nassau, Southern Queens and Southern Westchester. * WHEN Through midnight. * IMPACTS Excessive runoff may result in flooding of low-lying and flood-prone locations. Flooding may occur in poor drainage and urban areas. Low-water crossings may be flooded. Storm drains and ditches may become clogged with debris. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS – Rainfall totals of 2 to 3 inches possible across the Watch area through midnight, with locally higher amounts, possibly nearing 4 inches at a few locations. – http://www.weather.gov/safety/flood

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