Flash Flood Watch in Effect for Tri-State Area

A severe storm is expected to hit New York City Monday night, bringing heavy rain and strong winds to the Five Boroughs and the tri-state area.

A severe storm is expected to hit New York City Monday night, bringing heavy rain and strong winds to the Five Boroughs and the tri-state area, according to the National Weather Service.

A flash flood watch is in effect for Monday starting at 8 p.m. until Tuesday 5 p.m., and the coastal storm will drop between 2 to 4 inches of rain at a rate of half an inch to 1 inch per hour, according to the forecast.

Flash flooding is likely at urban and poor drainage areas, such as subway stations, and flooding is also possible at rivers and small streams.

Strong wind gusts of 40-50 miles per hour are expected, especially along the coast, which could down trees and power lines, with a wind advisory in effect from 2 p.m. Tuesday until 6 a.m. Wednesday.

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