October comes with rain, wind and cold to New York: effects of Hurricane Ida

“October will have a shaky start. This weekend will be wet, cool and windy. The highest rainfall totals and strongest winds are expected on Long Island,” predicted last night the National Weather Service (NWS) on your accounta Twitter.

Los remnants of historic Hurricane Ianwhich continues north after hitting Florida and South Carolina, will hit the New York area this weekend, bringing a decent amount of rain “but nothing crazy,” NWS meteorologist Jay Engle said.

They wait temperatures below 60 degrees F (15C) with intermittent rainfall, mostly light. The rain could be heavy at times during the first half of Saturday, but it should lessen later in the day, Engle predicted to the Daily News.

And while New Yorkers could still deal with some rain for the remainder of the weekend, it’s likely only “an occasional continuing possibility, mostly on the lighter side.”

New York City will likely see between 1 and 1.5 inches of water, with a potential of more than 2 inches in parts of Long Island, “But we’re not sure how far west the heaviest rain will go,” Engle added. Additionally, the metropolitan area of NYC should see winds between 15 and 20 mph, with gusts up to 30 mph.

That’s a drastic difference from when Ian made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane near Key Coast, Florida on Wednesday, with sustained winds of up to 150 mph.

The rain and wind in the city this weekend will be an indirect result of the impact of the hurricaneEngle explained. “Ian is going to die in the lower Appalachians, in Virginia and North Carolina. But some of the tropical moisture will move along a warm front. So you could say it’s part of Ian’s remaining moisture, but Ian itself is going to die like rain on the mountains,” he added.

Weather updates can be found here and on the website of the National Weather Service (NWS-NY). More details here about the forecast in each county of New York and Jersey.

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