Flash Flood, Tornado Risks Return To Tri-State Wednesday With More Storms


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As the Tri-State area continues to calculate the historic damage wrought by remnants of Hurricane Ida last week — and Tropical Storm Henri two weeks earlier — more severe storms are in the forecast for Wednesday.

While Tuesday's weather is dry and mild, forecasters say a cold front arriving late in the evening that should bring showers and thunderstorms Wednesday.

Some severe storms could produce damaging winds, heavy downpours and possibly a tornado or two in isolated areas.

Flash flooding is again a concern, as the area still dries out from historic rainfall from Ida.

New York City could get another inch of rain, while points north and west could get another 3 inches.

The city endured a month's worth of rain last week during Ida (more than 7 inches). Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey got more than 8 inches of rain and multiple tornadoes, which damaged hundreds of homes.

Flood warnings from Ida are still in effect around parts of the Passaic River in New Jersey. Gov. Phil Murphy warned residents to stay safe as more wet weather arrives.

"With grounds still saturated from Ida and rivers running high, rain brings the potential for flooding," he said. "Please stay safe and never drive through flooded areas."

Ida was blamed for 49 deaths in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Connecticut and millions in damages.

The NYPD said that officers rescued more than 800 people during Ida.

President Joe Biden visited New York and New Jersey on Tuesday to survey the damage. He visited Louisiana on Friday.


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