Flash Flood Watch in Effect For Mamaroneck

Cold weather conditions may mean that the ground is less absorbent.


Though the bitterly cold temperatures of the past weeks seem to have receded for the moment, the Sound Shore area may be in for more bad weather beginning today.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has predicted heavy rainfall, isolated thunderstorms and a cold front for tonight, mostly after 5 p.m. Based on these conditions, the NWS has issued a Flash Flood Watch, a warning that flash flooding could occur.

Village of Mamaroneck Mayor Norm Rosenblum cautioned residents that "while rainfalls of 1" to 2" do not typically reach levels that cause flooding in the Village of Mamarneck, we are issuing this caution because our present weather follows an extended period of cold weather which means the ground will not be able to absorb much water and flooding could occur at levels of lower rainfall."

A high wind alert is also in effect for tonight, with gusts as high as 55 mph that could cause downed trees, power outages and hazardous driving conditions.

For updated weather information, click here for the NWS website.


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