New York Metropolis is bracing for heavy rains and flooding as Tropical Storm Fay edged nearer to landfall on Friday.
A tropical storm advisory has been issued for swaths of the East Coast, together with New York and components of New Jersey, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Fay has winds of 50 miles an hour and is shifting north at about 10 miles an hour, in accordance with an eight a.m. advisory from the Nationwide Hurricane Heart.
The middle of the storm gained’t hit New York Metropolis till late Friday night, however the worst results will come beforehand, mentioned Ross Dickson, a meteorologist on the Nationwide Climate Service in Upton, N.Y. The town may see one to five inches of rain inside just a few hours on Friday, with the heaviest showers in late morning and early afternoon, he mentioned.
“Probably the most important influence to town we anticipate could be heavy rain and probably flash flooding,” Mr. Dickson mentioned. The rains ought to taper off late Friday night, he mentioned, though a flood watch is in impact till midnight.