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FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY MORNING

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FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY MORNING

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN UPTON HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WATCH FOR ALL OF SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT…NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY AND SOUTHEAST NEW YORK…

* FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY MORNING.

* RAINFALL WITH A COLD FRONT PASSING THROUGH TONIGHT SHOULD BE LESS THAN A HALF INCH. THIS FRONT WILL THEN STALL JUST TO THE SOUTH ON SUNDAY…AND SERVE AS THE FOCUS FOR HEAVY RAIN SUNDAY AFTERNOON AS AN INTENSIFYING COASTAL STORM MOVES NORTHWARD AND

TRANSPORTS CONSIDERABLE ATLANTIC MOISTURE ALONG WITH IT.

* RAINFALL WITH THE COASTAL STORM WILL BEGIN SUNDAY MORNING…AND BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES LATER SUNDAY AFTERNOON. THE HEAVIEST RAIN SHOULD OCCUR DURING THE FIRST HALF OF SUNDAY NIGHT IN THE NEW YORK CITY METROPOLITAN AREA…WESTERN LONG ISLAND AND THE LOWER HUDSON VALLEY…AND OVERNIGHT SUNDAY NIGHT IN SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT AND EASTERN LONG ISLAND…WITH HOURLY RAINFALL RATES APPROACHING AN INCH PER HOUR IN THE HEAVIEST RAIN BANDS.

* TOTAL RAINFALL OF TWO AND ONE HALF TO THREE AND ONE HALF INCHES…WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS…COULD CA– USE SIGNIFICANT FLOODING OF URBAN AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS…AND FLOODING OF FAST RESPONDING SMAL STREAMS. HARD DRY GROUND DUE TO LACK OF RECENT

RAINFALL…AND STORM DRAINS THAT HAVE NOT YET BEEN CLEARED OF WINTER DEBRIS…MAY ACTUALLY CONTRIBUTE TO ADDITIONAL RUNOFF IN THESE AREAS. MAIN STEM RIVERS ARE UNLIKELY TO EXPERIENCEFLOODING.

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