It’s another weekend in NYC, which means more rain is on its way. The forecasted storm is set to hit the Northeast after traveling from the Gulf of Mexico and through Florida. The storm’s route is currently tentative, but could impact some of the millions of Americans intending to travel for Christmas.
Upwards of 115 million Americans are expected to travel this holiday season. With possible flooding and heavy winds ahead, the weather could potentially disrupt such itineraries and even cut power in some areas.
“This is really one of those systems that is going to produce a whole lot of rain up and down the I-95 corridor,” said FOX Weather Meteorologist Craig Herrera. “You’re talking rain, more of it, from Florida clear up into New England.”
After a predicted Level 2 out of 4 risk of excessive rainfall for Florida on Saturday, the storm will carry the same risk level to East Coast states like South Carolina, Pennsylvania and New Jersey on Sunday, while Boston, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and New York City could see anywhere from 2-3 inches of rain.
According to CNN, the storm will reach its peak strength in the Northeast come Monday. Those who live on the coastal Northeast can expect “nor’easter-like impacts” without the snow.
Wind gusts up to 50 mph threaten to arrive late Sunday night into Monday for NYC. NYC Emergency Management announced to X that NYC’s Flash Flood Plan has been activated for the upcoming storm. Learn how to best prepare with these recommendations from the city here.
As for temperatures this weekend in NYC, forecasts show fluctuations from low to high 50s.