Tropical Storm Andrea

A Flash Flood Watch will remain in place through Saturday Afternoon. 

The area is subject to Fresh Water Flooding in any and all of the following area:

Urban / Low Lying / Small Stream / River

Andrea is still a Tropical Storm moving northeast at 30MPH and is currently centered around the North/South Carolina area.

As of 11 AM it is tracking slightly east of the forecast track. See attached tracking map.

Rainfall totals for the Local Area is forecast for approx. 3.5″. See attached plotter.

The main bands of rain associated with this storm are still south of the area.

The heaviest rain is expected between 3pm and 9pm with max rain fall rates at 1″ to 2″ per hour.

This may coincide with this evenings high tide in addition to winds gusting to 30 MPH.

The result is a potential for tidal flooding.

The specific bull’s-eye for the highest rain amount and highest wind is still uncertain.

The rain should pass and move out of the Orangetown area around 5AM.

The NWS has cautioned that all in the NYC Metropolitan area should prepare for potential flooding.

If there is a storm surge for the Hudson River it is forecast to be less than 1′ and is categorized as “Minor Inundation”

There are no expected Wind Advisories with this storm as winds should remain below 31 MPH sustained and 46 MPH Gusts, but some wind will be associated with the passing of the storm.

There may be slight clearing during the day tomorrow but there is also a chance of rain throughout the day and a chance of T-Storms tomorrow afternoon/evening.

Changes are still possible with this forecast, all should monitor the National Weather Service Website at www.noaa.gov for the latest information.