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 will bring heavy rain and strong wind on Tuesday, which could lead to localized flash flooding in some areas.

A flash flood warning was issued for parts of our area and a watch has also been expanded across the Tri-State.

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The nor'easter is expected to quickly strengthen as it moves along the Eastern Seaboard Tuesday, but is expected to lose forward speed, become stationary off the Northeast coast and rapidly intensify.

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The first nor'easter of the season will pack heavy rain and strong wind on Tuesday, which could lead to localized flash flooding in some areas.

Meteorologist Lee Goldberg says a few gusty thunderstorms are also possible, especially in New Jersey.

2 to 5 inches of rain are expected throughout the area with locally higher amounts that could range between 4 to 6 inches. The intense rainfall could result in flooding issues in low-lying and poor drainage areas.

Travel could be difficult across parts of the area especially where water ponds on roadways.

Winds could gust as high as 30-40 mph. Higher gusts near 50 mph are possible on Long Island. Eastern Suffolk county is under a High Wind Advisory Tuesday.

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AccuWeather Alert: Nasty nor'easter. High 60.

Lingering shower. High 62.

Best bet. High 60.

PM rain. High 59.

Still showers. High 60.

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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