Below, a few storm updates will be posted on the heavy rain and thunderstorms affecting the area tonight. Updates are being posted both on the blog and on Twitter.
11:55 PM: Rain/Storms Gradually Shifting East
Over the last 2 hours, heavy rain and thunder spread into northern NJ, SE NY and NYC, with the heaviest rain so far over central Morris county, where at least 1/2 to locally 1 inch of rain have been observed so far. Rain is gradually spreading east towards western Long Island and CT, with moderate rain to continue over NYC and further north/west for the next hour. Meanwhile, another area of heavy rain and thunder is located near Philadelphia, and is also tracking northeast towards the area, with rain expected to intensify again after 1 AM, while also spreading east into west-central Long Island and CT.
The storms will continue to shift east, ending from western areas around 2 AM to eastern areas by 5-6 AM. Rain totals of at least 1/2 to 1 inch are expected across the area, locally higher.