AccuWeather Alert: Nor'easter slams area with heavy rain, wind

AccuWeather forecast for NYC, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut
NEW YORK (WABC) -- The first nor'easter of the season brought heavy rain and strong wind to the entire Tri-State area sparking flash flood warnings and creating hazardous travel conditions.

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Periods of rain will still be heavy enough to cause flooding problems this afternoon, mainly north and east of New York City.

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Lee Goldberg has the latest track of the storms this afternoon and evening.

2 to 5 inches of rain are expected throughout the area with locally higher amounts that could range between 4 to 6 inches.

Travel could be difficult across parts of the area. New York and New Jersey declared states of emergency ahead of the storm, urging people to stay off the roads.

Some communities closed schools or went all remote because of the conditions. | Find out which schools are closed in your district

The wind waits until Tuesday night to really crank up, gusting over 60mph on eastern Long Island and 40mph in New York City. Showers finally exit early Wednesday.

AccuWeather Alert: Nasty nor'easter. High 59.

Lingering shower. High 60.

Best bet. High 60.

PM rain. High 59.

Still showers. High 62.

A Halloween treat! High 61.

Mostly sunny. High 60.

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"Signals" on the other side of the planet could mean the polar vortex might make an early appearance in the Tri-State area after being scarce last winter.


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