Rare Summer Nor'easter Expected To Drench NYC

July 21, 2018 - 11:49 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A rare summer nor’easter is expected to hit the tristate area overnight into Sunday morning, dumping massive amounts of rain and causing possible flooding in certain areas, according to AccuWeather’s forecast.

The rainstorm moving up from the South is expected to coincide with a shift in the jet stream and mark the beginning of an extended period of wet, humid conditions in the East.

When the storm picks up speed and strength, it will force drenching rain along the mid-Atlantic coast.

Scattered showers are expected to begin late Saturday, with heavier rain hitting overnight, the forecast predicts.

AccuWeather is warning residents to watch for flooding on street and roads in coastal and poor drainage areas.

Forecasters predict the storm will produce wind gusts up to 35 mph in the city, and up to 45 mph along the Jersey Shore and on Long Island.

During the evening, temperatures are expected to drop to 66 degrees. Though, by Sunday afternoon storms should begin to break and temperatures could climb to 82 degrees.

Con Edison announced it will be ready to respond to any outages or other service issues brought on by the weather conditions.

The company is reminding residents not to go near or touch downed power lines as they may be live. It’s advised that New Yorkers call their local police department or 1-800-75-CONED if they see downed wires.