What you need to know
- Heavy rain and gusts of up to 55 km / h are the primary hazards and severe weather, including tornadoes, cannot be ruled out.
- Wind advice was issued for Long Island and the Jersey Shore
- By Monday night, the region could see 1-2 inches of rain
A huge storm with stormy winds is expected to affect the entire territory of the three states on Monday, ending the sunny and dry periods of the day.
Heavy showers and gusts of up to 55 km / h are the primary hazards and severe weather, including tornadoes, cannot be ruled out. The National Meteorological Service has issued wind briefings for Long Island and the Jersey Shore.
The storm pushes south of New Jersey northeast around sunrise and revives around New York at 7 a.m. with some rain. Rainfall is forecast to increase by noon and the region will see 1-2 inches of rain by Monday evening.
Temperatures rise in the late afternoon to the 60s, fueled by strong southeast winds. This inflow of heat may be sufficient to cause some severe weather.
Harmful gusts of wind are the biggest danger. It can cause broken trees and power lines and shutdown is expected. Governor Andrew Cuomo said he instructed government agencies to prepare for possible emergency responses.
The good news is that the rain should drop by Monday night and the cooler air is moving behind the storm.
There may still be a stray shower on Tuesday, and in the afternoon the temperature will drop to the 40s. For the rest of the week, the pace should remain stable from the mid-40s to the high.
Regular rain is expected to return over the weekend.