Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Upton, NY

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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
359 AM EST MON JAN 23 2017

...HEAVY RAIN LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT...

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SOUTHERN FAIRFIELD-EASTERN PASSAIC-HUDSON-WESTERN BERGEN-
EASTERN BERGEN-WESTERN ESSEX-EASTERN ESSEX-WESTERN UNION-
EASTERN UNION-ROCKLAND-NORTHERN WESTCHESTER-SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER-
NEW YORK (MANHATTAN)-BRONX-RICHMOND (STATEN ISLAND)-
KINGS (BROOKLYN)-NORTHERN QUEENS-NORTHERN NASSAU-SOUTHERN QUEENS-
SOUTHERN NASSAU-
359 AM EST MON JAN 23 2017

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT...NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY AND
  SOUTHEAST NEW YORK...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN
  SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT...SOUTHERN FAIRFIELD. IN NORTHEAST NEW
  JERSEY...EASTERN BERGEN...EASTERN ESSEX...EASTERN PASSAIC...
  EASTERN UNION...HUDSON...WESTERN BERGEN...WESTERN ESSEX AND
  WESTERN UNION. IN SOUTHEAST NEW YORK...BRONX...KINGS
  (BROOKLYN)...NEW YORK (MANHATTAN)...NORTHERN NASSAU...NORTHERN
  QUEENS...NORTHERN WESTCHESTER...RICHMOND (STATEN ISLAND)...
  ROCKLAND...SOUTHERN NASSAU...SOUTHERN QUEENS AND SOUTHERN
  WESTCHESTER.

* FROM 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE TONIGHT

* LOW PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP AND STRENGTHEN OFF THE MID-ATLANTIC
  COAST TODAY...AND THEN SLOWLY TRACK JUST SOUTH AND EAST OF THE
  REGION TONIGHT INTO TUESDAY. MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN WILL DEVELOP
  ACROSS THE REGION LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE INTO TONIGHT.
  RAINFALL AMOUNTS AROUND 2 INCHES...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS
  APPROACHING 4 INCHES ARE EXPECTED. THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS ARE
  EXPECTED CLOSER TO THE COAST.

* IMPACTS: IF THE HIGH END RAINFALL AMOUNTS ARE REALIZED...THIS
  WILL RESULT IN MODERATE URBAN FLOODING AND MINOR SMALL STREAM
  FLOODING IN NORTHEASTERN NJ AND THE LOWER HUDSON VALLEY.
  ADDITIONALLY...THE COINCIDENCE OF HIGH TIDE WITH THE HEAVY RAIN
  THIS EVENING WILL EXACERBATE FLOODING ALONG THE COASTAL
  WATERFRONT AND SHORELINE ROADS. THIS INCLUDES ALONG TIDALLY
  AFFECTED RIVERS...SUCH AS THE PASSAIC...HACKENSACK...AND HUDSON
  RIVER.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON
CURRENT FORECASTS. YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE
ALERT FOR POSSIBLE FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO
FLOODING SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING
DEVELOP.

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