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 is bringing heavy rain and strong wind to the entire Tri-State area sparking flash flood warnings and creating hazardous travel conditions.

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The powerful storm is taking shape off the Atlantic coast bringing significant rain and miserable conditions to the New York metropolitan area

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Nor'easter arrives: Watch the updated 7-day forecast from meteorologitst Jeff Smith and AccuWeather.

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. New York and New Jersey declared states of emergency ahead of the storm, urging people to stay off the roads.

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

On the backside of the storm, 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.

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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