By Giorgio Panetta, CBS2 Chief Meteorologist/Climate Producer
Tropical Melancholy Ida will make for a really tough Wednesday afternoon and early Thursday morning.
This storm shouldn’t be taken calmly. A handful of atmospheric phenomena are aiding this storm’s energy. We are going to get heavy bouts of rain for a number of hours beginning after 5 p.m. Wednesday and persevering with till about 5 a.m. Thursday with the heaviest and steadiest rain seemingly in Northern New Jersey.
Wednesday’s morning commute could have some showers. Many are nonetheless dry, and the wetter climate seems to solidify north of NYC, within the decrease Hudson Valley.
Throughout the daytime, count on a dry interval with some showers coming in waves. It’s not a washout till the actual heavy rain arrives as Ida strikes in and faucets into the moisture feed of the Atlantic Ocean. The storm is taking a monitor a bit nearer to shore, permitting for a danger of extreme climate.
After 5 p.m., the storm ramps up and shall be drenching the realm in heavy waves of rain.
From 8 p.m. – 1 a.m. Thursday, heavy rain kilos the realm, with the steadiest and heaviest rain passing over NYC.
The heaviest waves push east after 2 a.m. Thursday and pound Lengthy Island in a single day into the early morning.
Good news — by 10 a.m. Thursday, the storm quickly exits, and sunshine might be peeking via in NYC. Tranquil and fall-like climate follows.
The fashions agree for heavy rain simply north and west of NYC. We expect a widespread 2-5 inches with loads of readings over 6 inches. Some fashions are indicating totals over 8 inches.
A Flash Flood Watch is in efficient for your entire space. Flooding is a significant concern. That is going to flood a whole lot of basements, particularly in northern New Jersey. Most of the rivers are at motion stage, that means solely a bit rain will trigger flooding. We expect over 3-5-inch rainfall totals in that space.
Extreme climate is now additionally in play, primarily to the south. We can not rule out a twister Wednesday (once more, extra seemingly south of Monmouth County). The danger is extraordinarily excessive simply south of Philly over to Atlantic Metropolis.
Winds won’t be the largest, however gusts over 35 mph are seemingly, with a stronger gust potential. EURO is indicating a gust to 50 mph.
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