NYC weather: Severe storms trigger flooding
NEW YORK - A powerful storm system that hit the New York City region on Monday triggered flash flooding in some communities. The fast-moving storms brought strong, gusty winds and heavy downpours.
The National Weather Service issued several weather alerts for New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, including severe thunderstorm watches/warnings and flash flood warnings.
Flash flooding on roads and highways was reported in parts of New York City and northern New Jersey. Several cars were stranded in rising water.
A large sinkhole opened up on a street in the Morris Park section of the Bronx, swallowing a van.
Service on the A subway line in Manhattan was suspended between 181st Street and Inwood-207th Street due to water on the tracks.
Metro-North rail service in and out of Grand Central Terminal was delayed because of weather-related problems, the MTA said.
NY Storm timing
The worst of the storms were expected between 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. with the western part of the region seeing the storms earlier and the east seeing them later.
The National Weather Service expected the storms to be strong to severe.
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Now that the storms have cleared out, the heat and humidity will be in the area for the rest of the week. Temperatures are expected to be in the 90s every day for the rest of the week, causing dangerously hot conditions.