Flash Flood Watch : Thursday Front Approaches

Flash Flood Watches are in effect for all counties with the exception of Delaware and Sullivan Counties, an incoming cold front will interact with tropical moisture from what will then be tropical storm Michael. While the bulk of the moisture us expected to pass to our south, there will be enough interaction to enhance the impacts of the cold front. This cold front will usher in the coldest air of the season since last spring, and is expected to be the beginning of a longer term trough pattern across our region that will bring more seasonal to even at time below average temps through the next 10 days. 



The National Weather Service in Albany has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for the following counties: Litchfield, Berkshire, Bennington, Windham, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Rensselaer and Ulster.

* From Thursday morning through late Thursday night

* Bands of showers and isolated thunderstorms some with locally heavy downpours will move across the area Thursday into Thursday night ahead of approaching cold front as tropical moisture moves into the region. A widespread 1 to 2 inches rainfall is expected, however rainfall rates as high as up to an inch an hour are possible.

* Flash flooding is possible especially in low lying and poor drainage areas as well as creeks, brooks, and small streams as water levels are running above normal.



* for portions of southern Connecticut, northeast New Jersey, and southeast New York, including the following areas, in southern Connecticut, Northern Fairfield, Northern Middlesex, Northern New Haven, Northern New London, Southern Fairfield, Southern Middlesex, Southern New Haven, and Southern New London. In northeast New Jersey, Eastern Bergen, Eastern Essex, Eastern Passaic, Eastern Union, Hudson, Western Bergen, Western Essex, Western Passaic, and Western Union. In southeast New York, Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan), Northeastern Suffolk, Northern Nassau, Northern Queens, Northern Westchester, Northwestern Suffolk, Orange, Putnam, Richmond (Staten Island), Rockland, Southeastern Suffolk, Southern Nassau, Southern Queens, Southern Westchester, and Southwestern Suffolk.

* From Thursday afternoon through late Thursday night

* A cold front will move across the region Thursday afternoon through Thursday night, interacting with tropical moisture, resulting in the threat of heavy rainfall.

* Showers, and possible thunderstorms, will develop Thursday afternoon and continue into Thursday night, resulting in moderate to locally heavy rainfall. Rainfall amounts are expected to average between 1 to 2 inches with locally higher amounts possible. Any heavy rainfall that occurs within a 1-3 hour window may result in flash flooding. The heaviest rainfall is expected to fall across portions of New York City, Long Island and southeastern Connecticut.

4 thoughts on “Flash Flood Watch : Thursday Front Approaches”

  1. If this wet pattern we’ve been stuck in continues when the temps go below freezing, we are in for a snowy winter. Sure would be nice to see the sun & dry things out. Northeast weather is full of extremes & unpredictable weather. Guess it’s never boring.

  2. I would like to know how many inches above normal the rainfall in the Hudson Valley has been since July. A local contractor calls Tuesdays – 2 inch tuesdays as that is the average amount of rain we have been having. I remember one week when we got 9 inches of rain. The ground is beyond saturated and my pond looks like late April, overflowing.


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