April 16 Storm Updates

Brief updates on the storms this afternoon and tonight are going to be posted below. The latest radar loop can be found in the top right corner of the page, with radar images posted below.

The radar images are from the National Weather Service.

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9:55 PM: Looking at the radar in the northern Mid Atlantic, the heavier rain totals for tonight are focused in the areas that are outlined in black on the radar image posted to the left, including northern New Jersey, southeastern New York, Long Island, and Connecticut. Additional rainfall amouts up to 1/4 inch are expected tonight, with locally higher amounts in the heavier rain showers. The rain is expected to slowly end from west to east between 11:30 PM and 1:30 AM.

9:10 PM: Widespread moderate rain is now moving through the area, with several heavy rain bands. The first band is currently entering Bergen County, and should move into the southern half of Westchester county and Long Island soon. The second band is now entering Orange County, with rain also expected to pick up in intensity in Sussex county.

There is a break in the rain for places further south, such as Middlesex county, though additional rain should enter those areas within the next 30 minutes.

6:49 PM: A heavy rain squall, with thunderstorms and potentially strong wind gusts, just passed through Elizabeth, New Jersey. The storm is about to move into Staten Island, and is expected to reach Queens, Brooklyn, JFK Airport, and Long Beach in the next 30 to 40 minutes.

6:03 PM: Light to moderate rain is now moving through the New York City area, with the heavier rain showers in Connecticut and southeastern New York. Scattered showers can be expected further south. Additional light rain is expected later on, when the area of rain in NE Pennsylvania reaches the area.

5:02 PM: An area of moderate to heavy rain and thunderstorms is currently affecting Orange county, and is moving into Sussex. Rainfall amounts between 0.1 and 0.2 inch of rain are possible out of this area of rain, as well as locally strong wind gusts.

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