A storm is hitting the tri-state area Monday and bringing heavy rain and winds that could end up being very damaging. We could be getting gusts of wind up to 70mph in New York City and other surrounding areas in the afternoon of April 13th and we can't rule out a tornado particularly in central and southern New Jersey. Power outages are also a possibility throughout the region and are likely if you have a place along the water.
The storms we are getting Monday are expected to get worse as the day goes on. There is a high wind warning that is in effect for the region through 6 p.m. The National Weather Service is expressing concerns about the already vulnerable COVID-19 patients being treated in field hospitals in the area. However tri-state leaders say their makeshift hospitals are being protected, including the one at Central Park where almost 50 virus patients were being treated as of Sunday night.
In a tweet by Storm4NewYork they stated, "Severe storms that slammed parts of the south are headed in our direction today... Main impacts will be the threat for damaging & destructive winds, but still could see some hail & possibly a tornado or two in spots."
Rain is expected all day Monday. Up to two inches of water could fall. A flood advisory is in effect for parts of the city, Long Island, Fairfield County and Connecticut. New York City's Flash Flood Emergency Plan has been activated, but they are more concerned with the winds hitting the city.