A notice of tropical storm was issued for the entire area of the tri-state area after Tropical Storm Fay is scheduled to arrive this Friday.
Tropical storm Fay, which is arriving from North Carolina, will make landfall near the New York City area on Friday night, moving north of the area early on Saturday morning.
⚠️Here is our latest briefing for #TropicalStormFay poised to impact our area today. The main impacts will be heavy rain, wind gusts up to 50 mph, as well as isolated tornadoes closer to the coastline (including all of Long Island). #NYwx #NJwx #CTwxhttps://t.co/4EPIOfkOS3 pic.twitter.com/nw9oB6yaUd
– NWS New York NY (@NWSNewYorkNY) July 10, 2020
Fay could be the first tropical storm to make landfall in the region since Irene in 2011.
The National Meteorological System (NWS) indicates that the main threat of this system will be the heavy local rains and the possibility of flash floods, a period of high winds, and dangerous wave conditions.
Wind gusts will be up to 50 miles per hour, as well as isolated tornadoes closer to shore (including all of Long Island).
The rains began on the Jersey Shore, and the worst of the storm was expected for northern New Jersey and New York City occurs after 12 noon.
The maximum temperature this Friday will be 77 degrees Fahrenheit, but with a thermal sensation in the high range of 80 degrees.
Fay’s potential hazards and impacts:
Heavy rains: A period of heavy rain is expected throughout the area from Friday to Saturday morning. Flood surveillance in effect from 6 a.m. on Friday until 12 a.m. on Saturday.
Total rain: 1 to 2 inches of rain is expected, with a potential of 2 to 4 inches of rain locally.
Impacts: Areas of minor urban flooding and poor drainage are expected, with localized flash floods. Rapid rises are likely to occur in rapidly responding streams and streams, with the potential for water levels to exceed riverbank boundaries and cause minor flooding at a few points.