Local officials and forecasters are in agreement that it could be an exceptionally messy start to the work week on Monday across the Northeast and into New England. Here is what you need to know as the monster storm system that roared up the Atlantic coastline this weekend reaches the Northeast and beyond.
Travel Advisory in Effect for New York City
New York City Mayor Eric Adams along with the New York Emergency Management office issued a travel advisory for the Big Apple through Monday. The New York City Emergency Management also activated its official Flash Flood Emergency Plan in advance of the arrival of the major storm that has been wreaking havoc up and down the East Coast over the past few days.
This powerful weather maker is going to bring torrential rain and strong winds to the Northeast and New England throughout the day Monday. The backside of this storm system will also generate a good chance of snow squalls for the Midwest and the Northeast as significantly colder air rushes down from Canada to turn the rain into snow.
The most dangerous aspects of Monday's storm event will be heavy rain and powerful winds. Because the storm is setting up along the coast, residents should expect impacts such as beach erosion and coastal inundation.
The morning commute could be a doozy for a number of major cities in the region, including Washington, D.C., New York City, and Boston.
The heaviest of the rainfall swept through the nation's capital late on Sunday. This rain will linger throughout the Northeast and beyond into Monday. Residents should plan on giving themselves extra time to get around throughout the day as traffic is likely to be slow.