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Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through this afternoon…

>Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through this afternoon…

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of northeast New Jersey and southeast New York…
including the following areas… in northeast New Jersey…
Bergen… eastern Passaic… Essex… Hudson… Union and western
Passaic. In southeast New York… Bronx… Kings (brooklyn)…
New York (manhattan)… northern Westchester… Orange…
Putnam… Queens… Richmond (staten island)… Rockland and
southern Westchester.

* Through this afternoon

* a slow moving cold front approaching the area will provide a
focus for the development of numerous showers and
thunderstorms… some of which could repeatedly move over the
same areas. These storms also could produce torrential
rainfall… with rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour.

* An additional 1 to 2 inches of rainfall is expected today… with
locally higher amounts. This rainfall… on top of the rain which fell
Wednesday and Wednesday night will likely cause flash flooding
of small streams… urban areas and poor drainage spots within
the watch area… as well as sharp rises on larger streams and
rivers. Flooding of flood prone basements is also likely.

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.

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