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Ophelia remnants to soak NYC into Monday

Don’t put that raincoat back in the closet yet.

The remnants of Tropical Storm Ophelia will continue to bring severe wet weather to New York City for at least another 24 hours, with the possibility of flooding and heavy rain well past Monday morning’s commute.

The storm, which made landfall in North Carolina early Saturday morning, brought strong winds and heavy rain to the Big Apple and much of the East Coast, with forecasters warning New Yorkers the following as the system weakens and slides further into the Atlantic Ocean: is advising. It’s a “good weekend to stay at home.”

Ophelia continues to weaken and was downgraded to a tropical storm just before 8pm Saturday, and all storm surge and tropical storm warnings are suspended.

“There’s still some rain left. We’re going to have some dry spells, but we shouldn’t see any flooding or anything like that. It’s starting to die down,” said Fox Weather meteorologist Marissa Rothenbacher. he told the Post.


Heavy rain is likely to continue throughout the Monday morning commute.
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Heavy rain is possible Sunday along Ophelia’s frontal boundary, which stretches from eastern Pennsylvania to just south of Long Island. According to the National Weather Service.

Lautenbacher said the risk of flash flooding will remain into Sunday night, and Monday morning’s commute is expected to be wet.

Rough seas and coastal flooding will remain a concern along the Mid-Atlantic coast through Monday.


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Ophelia made landfall in North Carolina early Saturday morning and traveled north through Virginia that night.
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“It’s still windy right now. Winds are still gusting up to about 20 miles per hour, and tomorrow morning will be a little gusty with winds around 11 miles per hour,” Lautenbacher said Sunday morning.

“There’s still a little bit of wind, but it’s not as strong as it has been in the past.”

Ophelia made landfall near Emerald Isle on Saturday with near-hurricane winds of 110 mph, but quickly weakened as it moved north into Virginia that night.

new york city A travel warning has been issued. Flash flooding was announced Friday night ahead of the storm.


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All three New York City area airports experienced flight delays and cancellations this weekend.
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All three New York City airports reported flight delays on both Saturday and Sunday.

By Sunday morning, 11 flights had been permanently canceled at JFK, five at Newark and one at LaGuardia. According to FlightAware.

Temperatures will be in the low to mid 60s, rising to 66 degrees by Monday.

The New York City Office of Emergency Management issued a travel advisory Saturday and Sunday. Officials from the Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Transport are inspecting and cleaning nearby drainage basins and roads prone to flooding.


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Coastal flooding is expected in parts of New York and New Jersey.
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Minor coastal flooding is expected in vulnerable areas along the New York and New Jersey ports, Jamaica Bay, southern Nassau County bays and the Westchester coast, the weather service said.

“While the warm summer days are behind us, New Yorkers should be on the lookout for high winds and rain during the first weekend of fall,” New York City Emergency Management Commissioner Zach Iskol said in a statement. added that it is a reminder of situations such as: The area is still in the midst of a hurricane.

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