The National Weather Service issued a Tropical Storm Warning as Storm Fay is forecast to make landfall near New York City Friday night, bringing heavy rain, wind, and high surf along the coast.
As the storm arrives at the city from the mid-Atlantic on July 10, the weather service expects anywhere from 1-4 inches of rainfall in some regions from Friday morning until the evening, along with strong winds of 35-40 miles-per-hour and gusts of up to 50 miles-per-hour Friday afternoon into early Saturday morning.
Isolated severe thunderstorms are forecast Friday into the evening, while along the coasts and the New York Harbor, strong gusts will cause surf to rise between 8-12 feet at the ocean, and 3-5 feet in the Long Island Sound.
⚠️Here is our latest briefing for #TropicalStormFay poised to impact our area today. The main impacts will be heavy rain, wind gusts up to 50 mph, as well as isolated tornadoes closer to the coastline (including all of Long Island). #NYwx #NJwx #CTwxhttps://t.co/4EPIOfkOS3 pic.twitter.com/nw9oB6yaUd
— NWS New York NY (@NWSNewYorkNY) July 10, 2020
Some Brooklyn neighborhoods could be among the hardest hit, said Council Speaker Corey Johnson in a Friday morning Tweet.
“As of right now, the areas that will be most impacted include Coney Island, Bay Ridge, and Flatbush,” Johnson said. “Stay safe, stay inside!”
NYC, we have a tropical storm coming within the next few hours—showers, thunderstorms, heavy rain, and gusty winds (could be anywhere from 39-57 mph).
As of right now, the areas that will be most impacted include Coney Island, Bay Ridge, and Flatbush.
Stay safe, stay inside!
— NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson (@NYCSpeakerCoJo) July 10, 2020
The city’s Department of Environmental Protection will send out crews Friday morning to inspect and clean catch basins and the sewers to ensure proper drainage at more than 300 flood-prone spots across the city, according to a press release by the agency.
The storm will likely have moved upstate and across the border to Canada by 2 pm Saturday, according to the weather service.