Remnants of Hurricane Beryl to slam New York with heavy rain, winds

David Matthews, New York Daily News on

Published in Weather News

NEW YORK — New York is bracing to get hit by heavy rain and winds this week as the remnants of Hurricane Beryl continue to arc toward the Northeast.

The storm cut a path of destruction through Texas earlier this week as a Category 1 hurricane, killing at least three people and cutting off power to more than 3 million homes and businesses before being downgraded to a tropical depression.

As the fast-moving storm continues along its path through the South and Midwest, it’s expected to bring soggy conditions to a number of states, including New York.

Western, upstate and central New York are on flood watch. Torrential downpours are forecast starting Wednesday afternoon and into Thursday, with several inches of rain expected to fall in a short amount of time. The Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Albany, and Adirondacks areas should see the brunt of the severe weather.

“Severe weather including thunderstorms, strong winds and hail is also possible throughout the State,” an alert from the governor’s office read. “In addition to flash flooding, power outages, downed trees and infrastructure damage could occur.”

Gov. Kathy Hochul warned about the potential inclement weather late Tuesday night.


“New York is no stranger to the devastating effects that storms can have on our communities,” Governor Hochul said. “My administration will be closely monitoring the weather impacts and we encourage New Yorkers to remain vigilant and watch the weather forecast closely.”

The National Weather Service added that “weak tornadoes” could develop upstate, too.

“It would not be very difficult to get some quick spin ups with the showers and thunderstorms that form in the late morning into the evening on Wednesday,” according to the weather service.

As Beryl continues its churn into New England and Canada, the worst of the storm should miss New York City and the Tri-State area. However, the region could see high winds on Wednesday before possibly experiencing thunderstorms Thursday and into the weekend, with showers most likely for Friday.

By Sunday, it’s expected to be sunny with highs in the mid-80s in the city.

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