WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Westchester County through Monday morning in expectation of heavy rains and thunderstorms.
Scattered storms Sunday afternoon will precede a front that will move into the area later that night, according to the alert. Showers and thunderstorms are expected to increase tonight, producing torrential rains possibly in excess of 2 inches per hour, officials said.
The National Weather Service has stated the threat will end Monday morning as the heaviest storm activity moves east of the area.
A flash flood watch means conditions may develop that could lead to flash flooding in urban areas, as well as small streams and creeks. Officials advise motorists to allow for extra travel times and to drive carefully.
The flash flood watch continues through Monday for parts of southern Connecticut, northern New Jersey and southeast New York.