Periods of Heavy Rain, Gusty Winds, and Coastal Hazards Expected This Weekend, 9/23 - 9/24

Rain continues today, Saturday 9/23, with periods of moderate to heavy rain and nuisance flooding possible. A lull is expected this evening, with another round of heavy rain forecast late tonight into mid-day tomorrow, Sunday 9/24. Nuisance flooding will again be possible, and isolated areas of flash flooding cannot be ruled out. Light to moderate showers are likely to linger into Monday 9/25, with dry conditions anticipated by Monday night. 

Gusty winds continue this afternoon and tomorrow, with peak gusts around 30 mph along the coast. Winds will gradually diminish Sunday night into Monday, but will remain breezy into Tuesday with gusts around 25 mph.

Predicted coastal flood inundation levels have been lowered slightly since yesterday. Minor high tidal flooding with up to 1 foot of above-ground inundation is possible along vulnerable shorelines, particularly Jamaica Bay. Isolated minor coastal flooding may continue into early next week. A high risk of rip currents, large breaking waves, rough surf, and beach erosion is also expected to continue through tomorrow night.

NYC Emergency Management recommends taking the following steps to prepare and respond:

  • Sign up for Notify NYC for free, localized emergency alerts in your language. Notify NYC can provide alerts about severe weather in your neighborhood, including rain, wind, and flooding.
  • If you live in an area that floods frequently, or in a basement apartment, prepare now in case of flash flooding. Be ready to move to a higher floor in minutes. Pack a Go Bag with essential items, including important documents.
  • During the storm, find shelter. Do not walk or drive through flooded streets. The water can be deeper than you think. Turn around, don’t drown!
  • High winds can mean a dangerous commute. Take public transportation whenever possible.
  • High winds can turn outdoor belongings into projectiles. Bring any outdoor belongings inside.

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