Photos: Cars stranded in floodwaters following downpours in Northeast
By Chaffin Mitchell, AccuWeather staff writer
August 14, 2018, 1:55:51 AM EDT
Drenching thunderstorms brought flooding to the Northeast this weekend, causing streets to turn into rivers in Boston all the way to the North Shore area of Massachusetts.
Repeating storms hammered parts of Ohio and southwestern Pennsylvania. More than 3 inches of rain fell on some of the suburbs of Pittsburgh in several hours on Friday afternoon.
"Rounds of heavy rain have been moving through the Northeast since the start of the weekend," AccuWeather Meteorologist Alyson Hoegg said.
Some roads around Boston and Lynn, Massachusetts, saw flooding as rain fell on the region. The roadways were re-opened after the flooding cleared.
The National Weather Service reported there was more than 7 inches of rainfall in Lynn and Peabody.
"These storms have been producing localized instances of flooding due to rainfall rates of 1-2 inches per hour and the slow-moving nature of the storms," Hoegg said.
More than 5 inches of rain fell in just a few hours in the town of Lynn, north of Boston, which flooded roadways and stranded cars.
"Areas north of Boston have received over 4 inches of rain this morning from one of these slow-moving storms. This has resulted in a flood emergency for that area," Hoegg said.
On Sunday, a flash flood warning was issued for south central Essex County and eastern Middlesex County in New Jersey until 2:15 p.m. EDT.
"Similar storms will continue to impact the Northeast through Tuesday with very heavy rainfall that can lead to localized flash flooding," Hoegg said.
A second pocket of heavy rainfall may extend from southeastern Virginia to the coastal areas of the Carolinas into Tuesday.
Lynnway is under water people avoid driving cars are stuck - roads are now being closed @BostonGlobe @OnlyInBOS @MikeNBCBoston @NECN @MattNBCBoston #northshore #flooding STAY HOME DONT BE DRIVING pic.twitter.com/Dx81KAt0fq— CaitlinS.Hurley (@CaSuHu19) August 12, 2018
Two cars are underwater at the Colley Avenue underpass in Norfolk. One of the car owners says everyone in both cars got out safe. Be careful out there #Norfolk #flooding #hrwx #vawx #TurnAroundDontDrown pic.twitter.com/evrwSVVHZ2— Mary Kate Brogan (@MaryKateBrogan) August 11, 2018
Multiple flooded roadways though the city right now. Please use caution when driving and stay in if possible. This is the current conditions at Boston St. & Cottage St. pic.twitter.com/TYUxWV70Bi— City Of Lynn Fire Dept. (@LynnFireDept) August 12, 2018
Lynn ma pic.twitter.com/K3PImOCkrb— Androjp09 (@Androjp09) August 12, 2018
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