Barry still packing a punch with heavy thunderstorms, flooding downpours
By Alex Sosnowski, AccuWeather senior meteorologist
July 18, 2019, 10:54:51 AM EDT
Downpours associated in part with Barry will pose localized flash-flooding threats into Thursday and then usher in the hottest weather of the summer of 2019 so far in the northeastern U.S.
The combination of a slight dip in the jet stream and leftover moisture from Barry are drifting across the northeastern U.S.
Even days after Barry made landfall as a hurricane in Louisiana on Saturday, flash flooding from the now tropical rainstorm targeted parts of Arkansas on Tuesday. The town of Dierks, Arkansas, more than 300 miles inland from where Barry made landfall, received nearly 1 foot of rain from Barry.
The storms that bubbled across the Ohio Valley on Tuesday re-fired over the Appalachians and eastern Great Lakes during the day Wednesday.
Street flooding occurred in the Yorkville, New York, area during Wednesday afternoon. Since midnight Wednesday, Rome, New York, has received more than 3 inches of rain.
On Wednesday evening, two injuries were reported after several people were knocked down and vehicles flipped at a factory in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Another injury was reported when a tree branch fell on a person, sending the person to the hospital in Montgomery County, Maryland.
Flash flooding was reported throughout the New York City metro area late Wednesday. In New Jersey, a portion of the Garden State Parkway was closed due to flooding.
According to poweroutage.us, 160,000 customers were without power at one time Wednesday evening in the mid-Atlantic and New England.
Showers and thunderstorms will linger across portions of the mid-Atlantic, generally east of Interstate 81, and southeastern New England on Thursday.
These storms can briefly be heavy and gusty, but a repeat of Wednesday's severe weather event is not expected.
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Still, any storm can bring downpours that will reduce visibility on the roadways and could cause localized flooding problems.
Some parts of the region have been missed by significant rain in recent weeks and could stand a thorough soaking. Others received too much rain in a short amount of time on Wednesday and would not welcome any additional rainfall on Thursday.
Some areas that are missed by the rain into Thursday morning may not receive rain until later this weekend or early next week as a major and dangerous heat wave builds over the region.
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