Update: Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone declared a state of emergency Tuesday as another round of rain and high winds is expected later Tuesday afternoon.
Wind gusts could reach 60 MPH. The next band of bad weather comes on top of two inches of rain that soaked the area over night in early morning.
Gov. Kathy Hochul declared a state disaster emergency Monday night ahead of predicted heavy rainfall expected to affect areas around New York State.
The declaration covers Bronx, Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Greene, Kings, Montgomery, Nassau, New York, Orange, Otsego, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Schenectady, Schoharie, Suffolk, Sullivan, Tioga, Ulster, Westchester, and contiguous counties.
A gale warning is in effect from 8 am Tuesday to 8 am Wednesday.
Rainfall totals of four or more inches may impact these regions with several areas expected to see more than one inch of rain per hour, creating the potential for flash flooding.
“I am encouraging New Yorkers to prepare now for inclement weather expected over the coming days and urging commuters to take precaution ahead of heavy rainfall expected tomorrow morning,” Hochul said.
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch which is currently in effect for the several regions through Tuesday afternoon. For a complete listing of weather advisories in your area, visit your area’s National Weather Service website.