Welcome to the Thunderdome, friend: New York is about to experience an "extended period of severe weather and excessive rainfall," according to a warning from the office of Governor Andrew Cuomo and also the weather widget on my phone, which is just a scroll of lightning bolt icons forever. After allowing us a brief respite from hail and heavy rains, The Weather is coming back for more.
What kind of apocalyptic monsoon are we looking at this time? The governor's office warns of "heavy downpours and thunderstorms," especially in the central and southern portion of the state, until Wednesday at least. All the rain could translate to flash floods and washed out roadways, making travel a particularly precarious proposition, especially north of the city. The National Weather Service has issued a rip current warning for all Atlantic ocean beaches in New York.
CBS News reports that a tropical storm is battling its way up the East Coast, from North Carolina toward New York. This bullying weather system has been hunkered over Pennsylvania, pummeling the state with heavy rains. Here's a taste of what's to come:
Rounds of heavy rain caused severe flooding in Tremont, Pennsylvania, this morning. Several water rescues were conducted in the area. The flood risk will continue in the Northeast for the next several days: https://t.co/XfdbgbB3Yu pic.twitter.com/iwlFmIlgJR
— AccuWeather (@breakingweather) July 23, 2018
WATCH: A groundhog in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania is trying to figure out what to do. It is stranded on a chain link fence in the middle of flooding near Swatara Creek. There are flash flood warnings for parts of Pennsylvania after several inches of rain. pic.twitter.com/vi36NU8Kym
— KTVO Television (@KTVOTV) July 24, 2018
Heavy thunderstorms are predicted off and on throughout the day on Wednesday, but unfortunately we will continue to toil in the heat and humidity into forever, despite torrential downpours. According to the Weather Channel, Sunday is the only thunderstorm-less day in the coming week and a half, so plan accordingly. But don't worry, you can always cool off in a refreshing subway waterfall.