Flood Watch/Wind Advisory in effect from 1pm today until 6am tomorrow.
From the National Weather Service:
FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE TONIGHT FOR:
NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY AND SOUTHEAST NEW YORK INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS SOUTHERN FAIRFIELD (CT), EASTERN BERGEN, EASTERN ESSEX, EASTERN PASSAIC, EASTERN UNION, HUDSON, WESTERN BERGEN, WESTERN ESSEX AND WESTERN UNION. IN NEW YORK: BRONX, KINGS (BROOKLYN), NEW YORK (MANHATTAN), NORTHERN NASSAU, NORTHERN QUEENS, NORTHERN WESTCHESTER, RICHMOND (STATEN ISLAND), ROCKLAND, SOUTHERN NASSAU, SOUTHERN QUEENS AND SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER.
FROM 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE TONIGHT:
LOW PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP AND STRENGTHEN OFF THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST TODAY AND THEN SLOWLY TRACK JUST SOUTH AND EAST OF THE REGION TONIGHT INTO TUESDAY. MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN WILL DEVELOP ACROSS THE REGION LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE INTO TONIGHT. RAINFALL AMOUNTS AROUND 2 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS APPROACHING 4 INCHES ARE EXPECTED. THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED CLOSER TO THE COAST.
IMPACTS: IF THE HIGH END RAINFALL AMOUNTS ARE REALIZED...THIS WILL RESULT IN MODERATE URBAN FLOODING AND MINOR SMALL STREAM FLOODING IN NORTHEASTERN NJ AND THE LOWER HUDSON VALLEY. ADDITIONALLY...THE COINCIDENCE OF HIGH TIDE WITH THE HEAVY RAIN THIS EVENING WILL EXACERBATE FLOODING ALONG THE COASTAL WATERFRONT AND SHORELINE ROADS. THIS INCLUDES ALONG TIDALLY AFFECTED RIVERS SUCH AS THE PASSAIC, HACKENSACK AND HUDSON RIVER.
A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON CURRENT FORECASTS. YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.
WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EST TUESDAY.
WINDS...NORTHEAST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.
TIMING: THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON INTO THIS EVENING.
IMPACTS: STRONG WINDS MAY BLOW DOWN LIMBS, TREES AND POWER LINES. SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES ARE EXPECTED.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS: A WIND ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS OF 31 TO 39 MPH OR GUSTS OF 46 TO 57 MPH...ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.
Recycling Routes 3 & 4 (Tuesday Collection).
Due to high wind conditions expected overnight, the City of Hackensack is requesting that ROUTES 3 & 4 (TUES. PICK UP ONLY) refrain from placing your recyclables to the curb if possible. This will alleviate the blowing of cans/bottles along the roadway overnight. Motorist / Pedestrian safety is very important.
This request will NOT CANCEL your garbage/ recycling pickup for January 24th. This is only a safety request due to the expected weather conditions.
We appreciate everyone’s cooperation during this expected rain/wind storm.