New York Weather: NYC Flash Flood Warning Issued; Storm With Thunder, Lightning, Rain

A flash flood warning was issued for New York City and Southern New York on Wednesday evening.

It will be active until after 9 p.m. ET.

The warning was issued at around 7:15 p.m. ET by the National Weather Service.

“The National Weather Service in Upton NY has issued a Flash Flood Warning for: Kings (Brooklyn) county in southeast New York. Queens County in southeast New York. Passaic County in northeast New Jersey. Union County in northeast New Jersey. New York (Manhattan) county in southeast New York. Bronx County in southeast New York. Westchester County in southeast New York. Bergen County in northeast New Jersey. Essex County in northeast New Jersey. Richmond (Staten Island) county in southeast New York. Hudson County in northeast New Jersey. Rockland County in southeast New York,” it reads.

It adds: “At 7:00 pm EDT, very heavy rain was reported from any area of showers and thunderstorms. One to two inches of rain have fallen across the warned area and another half an inch to an inch of rain is possible. Flash Flooding is likely in low lying and flood prone areas.”

AP: Evacuation ordered for island on NC’s Outer Banks  

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Emergency officials are ordering a mandatory evacuation of a fragile barrier island along North Carolina’s Outer Banks as Tropical Storm Arthur approaches.

Dare County officials said Wednesday that the mandatory evacuation of Hatteras Island would begin at 5 a.m. Thursday. After that time, no one will be allowed on the island.

The officials said residents and out-of-town visitors who may already have arrived for the Fourth of July weekend should evacuate during daylight hours before the tropical storm brings high winds, rough seas, dangerous rip currents and possible flooding on N.C. 12. The two-lane highway is the only way on and off the island other than ferries to the south.

The National Hurricane Center has issued a hurricane warning for all of Dare County. Arthur is expected to become a hurricane by Thursday.

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