A tropical rainstorm that has been on AccuWeather’s watch for nearly a week will make landfall in North Carolina as Tropical Storm Ophelia and spread heavy rain and gusty winds northward into the New York City area this weekend. Enough rain will fall to lead to areas of urban flooding, mainly from Saturday to Saturday night, especially south and east of the city. Winds are not likely to be strong enough to regional power outages. However, sporadic power outages are possible on Long Island, New York and in central New Jersey. As Ophelia's winds push on Atlantic Ocean and Long Island Sound waters, levels will rise on some of the tidal rivers and inlets in the region, which can lead to minor flooding. On Sunday, Ophelia will be inland and will weaken, and winds and coastal flooding are forecast to subside. However, periods of rain and drizzle are likely to continue until the end of the weekend.
This interactive map provides a visual representation of wind speed and direction over the next 24 hours
Maximum Sustained Winds
The projected maximum sustained winds of an active tropical system
Maximum Wind Gusts
The projected maximum wind gusts of an active tropical system