Bomb Cyclone Live Updates: Travel Delays Expected in New York City

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The first major storm of the season is expected to hit Southern California Monday.

The National Weather Service estimates up to two inches of rain could hit areas Los Angeles, Ventura, San Louis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties, bringing flood and debris advisories in recent burn areas.

This type of storm is called a "bomb cycle" or "atmospheric river" ad is caused by a long and wide band of moisture pulled in from the Pacific Ocean.

Urban/small stream flood advisory issued for Ventura county until 2 pm as moderate/heavy rain moves through area. Roadway flooding and minor mud/debris flows in recent burn areas. Rain rates 0.25-0.50 inch per hour, locally up to 1 inch per hour in mtns. #LAWeather #LArain #cawx

— NWS Los Angeles (@NWSLosAngeles) October 25, 2021

The storm has already brought record-breaking rainfall to the northern part of the state.

San Francisco received a record-breaking 5.5 inches of rain over a 24-hour period. The rainfall led to traffic accidents in the Bay area, according to local reports.

There are over 100,000 people without power across California as of Monday afternoon, according to

The rain comes after long spells of droughts and wildfires in the area.

The live updates for this blog have ended.

California Highway Flooding
Cars drive through flooded a section of Highway 101on October 24, 2021 in Corte Madera, California. A Category 5 atmospheric river is bringing heavy precipitation, high winds and power outages to the San Francisco Bay Area. The storm is expected to bring anywhere between 2 to 5 inches of rain to many parts of the area. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

New York City expecting heavy rainfall Tuesday

New York City is bracing for two to four inches of rain Tuesday, according to the National Weather Services.

Rainfall rates may exceed one inch per hour at times.

"This event may cause flooding in the city, including on highways, streets, underpasses, as well as other poor drainage or low-lying spots," NYC Emergency Management Incoming Acting Commissioner Andrew D'Amora said in a statement. "New Yorkers should give themselves additional travel time and take the appropriate precautions if they must move about the city during the storm."

NYers are encouraged to prepare for rain from Mon evening through Wed morning. During periods of heavy rain, move to higher ground. If in a basement, move to a higher floor. If you must travel, use caution. More info:

— NYCEM - Notify NYC (@NotifyNYC) October 25, 2021

Flooding, mud flows expected in LA County

The National Weather Service issued a flood advisory for Los Angeles County through 4 p.m. PT.

The NWS said roadways are likely to flood and there is a threat of minor mud and debris flows in recent burn areas.

Over the past 12 hours, several cities in the area experienced wind gusts above 60 mph.

Flood advisory issued for LA County as moderate to heavy rain overspreads the county through 4 pm. Roadway flooding will be likely, along with the threat of minor mud and debris flows in recent burn areas. #LAWeather #LArain #cawx #Socal

— NWS Los Angeles (@NWSLosAngeles) October 25, 2021

U.S. may break the record for tornadoes in October

The U.S. is set to break the record for tornadoes in October, according to AccuWeather.

The current record stands at 123 and was set in 2018. So far, there have been 119 tornadoes this month. But with possible tornadoes Monday and Tuesday, AccuWeather predicts a new record will be set.

The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) already reported at least 15 tornadoes on Sunday, mostly from Missouri.

Areas stretching from southern Pennsylvania to Maryland and into northern Georgia and South Carolina could be affected by tornado warnings this week.

Meanwhile, the Northeast and mid-Atlantic will face nor'easter conditions into Tuesday.

AccuWeather forecasters say several portions of the U.S. will have to gear up for rounds of dangerous storms as a busy weather week unfolds across the country.

— Breaking Weather by AccuWeather (@breakingweather) October 25, 2021

Local reporter shares rainy conditions on California highway

KCLA9 reporter Rick Montanez shares a video of the conditions on Interstate 15 through the Inland Empire.

The heavy rainfall has made visibility difficult on the road.

Steady rain driving up the Cajon Pass (on the 15, north of the 215 fwy). Heavier rain expected later today in the Inland Empire | @CBSLA

— Rick Montanez (@RickCBSLA) October 25, 2021

Fire departments distribute sandbags ahead of storm

Several cities in Southern California are bracing for continued rainfall as the bomb cyclone moves south.

Long Beach has set up several locations where residents can pick up sandbags.

❕PUBLIC NOTICE❕A storm system is bringing rain, winds and cold weather to Southern California this morning, with the heaviest rains expected between noon and 2 p.m. We have a list ⬇️ of locations of where you can get sand.

Find information here. ➡️

— City of Long Beach (@LongBeachCity) October 25, 2021

The Los Angeles County Fire Department also shared where people can pick up sandbags.

"Not all fire stations have sand," the department said on Twitter. "However, they can direct you to a public works yard where sand is available."

SANDBAGS | Follow the link below for the nearest #LACoFD fire station offering sandbags.

— L.A. County Fire Department (@LACoFDPIO) October 25, 2021

Meteorologist explains bomb cyclone

Sioux City, Iowa meteorologist Katie Nickolaou explains the "bomb cyclone" that is hitting the west coast.

You’re gonna hear a lot about bomb cyclones over the next few days, so here’s an explainer of what they are! 💣🌀

If you’re along the West Coast let me know what the weather is like where you are! 🌧 #BombCyclone #Meteorology #Weather #TheMoreYouKnow #California

— Meteorologist Katie Nickolaou (@weather_katie) October 25, 2021

Flash flood warning in burn area expires

The flash flood warning for the Alisal burn area expired, according to the National Weather Service Los Angeles Office.

"There is no longer an immediate threat of significant damaging debris flows," NWS Los Angeles said. Scattered showers will continue.

Flash Flood Warning for #Alisal burn scar has expired. There is no longer an immediate threat of significant damaging debris flows. Scattered showers will continue until noon or 1 pm. #SBAWeather #cawx #LArain

— NWS Los Angeles (@NWSLosAngeles) October 25, 2021

Alisal Fire burn areas brace for possible flooding, debris flows

Santa Barbara County has issued a shelter in place order for the Alisal Fire burn area.

There is a flash flooding warning in place as "flooding and debris flows are imminent or happening now," Santa Barbara County tweeted.

#Alisal Fire Burn Area - Rain falls in Refugio Canyon Monday morning as runoff begins to fill the creeks. There are some large rocks that have fallen along Refugio Road but no significant runoff. Since midnight, Refugio Pass had received over 3” of rain.

— SBCFireInfo (@EliasonMike) October 25, 2021