NYC at Risk for Flooding, Storms Into Wednesday

By , AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist
July 16, 2014; 12:30 AM ET
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New York City will be at risk for storms bringing flash and urban flooding, as well as gusty winds into Wednesday.

Downpours and storms can be intense enough to continue to cause travel delays.

Motorists should be prepared for blinding downpours and flooded roadways.

As rounds of strong storms sweep through the metro area, a ground stop could occur at area airports on more than one occasion.

Wind gusts from a small number of the storms can down trees and cause sporadic power outages.

Seek shelter as storms approach as the greatest danger to those outdoors will be from lightning strikes.

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The risk of flooding downpours and thunderstorms will shift slowly eastward on Wednesday, but beaches from Florida to Maine will still be at risk for disruptions during the afternoon.

The storms are begin driven by a dramatic change to cooler weather over the Midwest.

While the core of the cool air will hold up in the Appalachians and the Midwest this time, the air will turn much less humid during the second half of the week and will allow rather low nighttime temperatures for the middle of July, especially in the northern and western suburbs.

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