Water pours into NYC subway stations as remnants of Florence make for wet commute

NEW YORK (WABC) -- When it rains, it pours in New York City -- and that apparently holds true for underground as well.

As showers and thunderstorms moved through the area Tuesday, a flash flood watch was in effect. Several photos and videos from viewers showed the impact of the remnants of Florence.

Flooding at the L train station in the East Village at 14th Street and 1st Avenue caused commuters to get their feet a little wet.

Video from Penn Station showed what appeared to be a waterfall of rain coming down while people waited for the next train.

Local southbound C and E trains ran on the express tracks during the downpour.

Drivers in Queens and Hoboken were also met with flooded streets:


Rain amounts of 1 to 2 inches will occur across much of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, the New York City area and southern and central New England, while higher amounts of 2 to 4 inches can occur over western and central Pennsylvania, also prompting concerns for flash flooding.

The remnants of Florence will merge with another system pushing through the Northeast and mid-Atlantic with a cold front.

In addition to the rain, expect high rip currents along the New York City, Long Island and New Jersey beaches.

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