Ida Brings Heavy Rain to Mid-Atlantic and Northeast

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U.S.|Ida volition bring dense rainfall to the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

A terrible  thunderstorm aboriginal  Wednesday successful  Washington, which was nether  a flash flood watch.
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  • Sept. 1, 2021, 6:15 a.m. ET

The remnants of Hurricane Ida are expected to driblet dense rainfall crossed parts of the Mid-Atlantic and confederate New England connected Wednesday and Thursday, with life-threatening flash-flooding imaginable successful overmuch of those areas, meteorologists said.

The Mid-Atlantic and New England country should expect 3 to 8 inches of rainfall connected Wednesday and into Thursday from Ida, the National Weather Service said. The tempest deed Louisiana connected Sunday arsenic a Category 4 hurricane but has since been downgraded to a tropical depression, according to the National Hurricane Center.

As the remnants of #Ida attack the Mid-Atlantic, important and life-threatening flooding impacts are expected. A High Risk of excessive rainfall has been outlooked for portions of the Northeast Wednesday done aboriginal Thursday.

— National Weather Service (@NWS) August 31, 2021

The governors of Virginia and West Virginia declared states of exigency connected Tuesday up of the system’s arrival.

Widespread stream flooding could hap successful confederate Pennsylvania and New Jersey, peculiarly successful the Monongahela, Potomac, Susquehanna, Delaware, and little Hudson River basins, forecasters said.

The past tempest to deed the Northeast was Henri, which made landfall successful southwestern Rhode Island connected Aug. 22 arsenic a tropical storm, sending lashing bands of rainfall crossed overmuch of New England that knocked retired powerfulness successful astir of coastal Rhode Island, forced evacuations successful Connecticut, stranded dozens of motorists successful New Jersey and shattered rainfall records successful New York City.

At its peak, Henri near much than 140,000 households without powerfulness from New Jersey to Maine, and successful New York City, cars were near stranded successful flooded streets.

Meteorologists were informing connected Tuesday that akin precocious amounts of rainfall could deed the portion arsenic the tropical moisture associated with Ida intersects with beardown upwind bands implicit the precocious levels of the ambiance successful the Northeast, creating dense rainfalls.

A flash flood watch volition beryllium successful effect from Wednesday nighttime to Thursday for each of Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Morning commutes connected Thursday could beryllium affected by drainage flooding successful overmuch of the New England and the Mid-Atlantic, peculiarly successful metropolitan areas, meteorologists said.

In New York City and adjacent areas, wherever a flash flood ticker volition besides beryllium successful effect from Wednesday day done Thursday afternoon, the remnants of Ida volition bring a play of dense rainfall and potential flash flooding, the Weather Service said.

“Ida is fundamentally going to beryllium exiting New England by Thursday night,” said Dan Thompson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. “But it’s going to driblet dense rainfall earlier it leaves.”

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