New York City on a rainy day.


Heavy rain causes flash floods in New Jersey, NYC

September 26, 2018 - 6:36 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Grab your umbrella! It’s going to be a soaking wet Wednesday.

Whatever rain gear you own will come in handy as more drenching downpours could be in store for most of the day.

An AccuWeather forecast predicts up to another one to three inches for today after more than seven inches of rain hit some areas yesterday.

New Jersey and Westchester bore the brunt of the bad weather Tuesday, with flash floods occurring throughout some areas. Many roadways were forced to close throughout the areas heavy rain turned the streets into rivers.

In the city, subway service was impacted as several stations were flooded out in the afternoon.

A flash flood warning was issued in the Bronx and Westchester County and in Middlesex, Somerset, Bergen and Hudson counties in New Jersey.

Rainwater overwhelmed storm drains in Jersey City, causing flooding in residents’ basements. Rising water from Tuesday’s storms also forced firefighters to rescue over 100 people from flooded factors in Fairview.

In Hackensack, police had to use a boat and a Humvee to rescue people trapped in their cars from the water.

Beacon Christian Academy also was forced to close school early when the gym and nursery began flooding. The elementary school’s officials said the school would remain closed Wednesday.

Weather forecasters are cautioning drivers as Wednesday’s thunderstorms could cause further flooding on some major roadways and also produce potentially damaging wind gusts.

Rain should clear up by later Wednesday and Thursday is expected to be breezy and mostly sunny with a high of 70 degrees.