Storm set to slam NYC area, could bring more flash flooding

A storm was set to batter the tri-state area on Wednesday night with heavy rain and the possibility of flash floods — one week after Hurricane Ida left dozens dead in New York and New Jersey.

The storm was not expected to be as catastrophic as Ida but thunderstorms are expected to move into the area around 10 p.m., and linger until morning, according to Accuweather senior meteorologist Dave Dombeck.

A humid air mass colliding with a cold front could produce damaging winds and maybe even an isolated tornado, northwest of the city, in New Jersey and parts of upstate New York, the meteorologist predicted.

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