Nor'easter Live Updates: Nor'easter Could Become A Named Storm By Midweek, AccuWeather Reports

Live Updates

A state of emergency has been declared in New York and New Jersey ahead of a nor'easter storm that is expected to rip through the tri-state area on Tuesday after traveling up the east coast.

New Jersey's state of emergency began at 8pm ET Monday night, Governor Phil Murphy confirmed, with "severe weather conditions" expected to "impact the state starting tonight through the next several days". In New York City, officials warned the storm is likely to cause serious flash flooding of up to four inches of rain and winds up to 50 miles per hour.

The National Weather Service, which has issued a separate Flash Flood Watch in the force from last night through Tuesday evening, predicts eastern coastal states will suffer heavy rainfall and gale-force winds throughout the next few days as the storm moves slowly northwards.

The live updates for this blog have ended.

Nor'easter could become a named storm by midweek, AccuWeather reports

As the nor'easter advances into the week, flash flooding, wind gusts, coastal flooding, beach erosion, 30-foot offshore waves and power outages are expected to hit states from New Jersey to Maine.

According to AccuWeather, Rhode Island and parts of Connecticut and Massachusetts will be the hardest-hit areas for rain, coastal flooding and winds up to 80 mph.

These storm conditions will also bring rough seas and disruptions to shipping, AccuWeather predicts.

The 2nd of two nor'easters began strengthening after the first dumped heavy rain from New Jersey to New England. It will bring powerful winds and the potential for widespread power outages with it -- and maybe snag the last name on the hurricane list, too: https://t.co/W96hKVW8Ye pic.twitter.com/jLUIVFYFlW

— AccuWeather (@accuweather) October 26, 2021

AccuWeather Director of Forecasting Dan DePodwin said the storm could evolve into a tropical or subtropical storm by midweek. If that's the case, it would be named Wanda, the last name on the National Hurricane Center list for Atlantic hurricane season.

"It would also be the first named stormed in nearly a month, which is unusual for October when there is typically a secondary peak of hurricane season," DePodwin said.

Flooding expected in Delaware River Basin

Moderate flooding is expected in areas of the Delaware River Basin, according to the National Weather Service Mid-Atlantic River Forecast Center.

Moderate flooding is expected in some parts of the upper Delaware River Basin. Here's a look: #NYWX #PAWX pic.twitter.com/rPSqavvfkX

— NWS MARFC (@NWSMARFC) October 26, 2021

New York Governor wants to 'keep New Yorkers safe'

New York Governor Kathy Hochul says her main concern is "keeping New Yorkers safe" as the nor'easter passes through the state.

She has deployed trucks and crews to provide aid during the storm, as heavy rains and winds are expected through Wednesday.

"But my main concern is you. I want to keep you safe," Hochul said.

Hochul said she wants to avoid the loss of life that occurred during severe flooding from a recent hurricane.

"We saw what happened just a few weeks ago when Hurricane Ida had unprecedented rains falling out of the sky and so many people were trapped in their homes," she said. "Please don't let that happen to you and don't get trapped on the roads."

My main focus is keeping New Yorkers safe.

If you need updates on traffic and transit amid the changing conditions, 511 and https://t.co/cPli96knHt can help.

If you’re in an emergency situation, call 911. pic.twitter.com/2FJ5B7SfLD

— Kathy Hochul (@GovKathyHochul) October 26, 2021

Tractor drives through flooded road in upstate New York

Video shows a tractor driving through floodwaters on the road in Marcellus, New York.

According to the National Weather Service (NWS) station in Binghamton has issued a flash flood warning for a large area of upstate New York, including Marcellus, until 6:30 p.m. ET Tuesday.

NWS advises people to "avoid walking or driving through floodwaters."

Tractor driving through flood waters in Marcellus NY @KateThorntonNC9 @NWSBinghamton @JimTeskeNC9 @WayneStormWatch @WeatherNation #nywx #flood pic.twitter.com/KmB5xGqlOf

— Upstate Storm Chaser (@UpstateChaser) October 26, 2021

New York Governor continues to monitor nor'easter

New York Governor Kathy Hochul says she is continuing to monitor the rain and winds moving across the state Tuesday.

As heavy rain and winds continue to move across New York, my team and I are continuing to monitor the storm throughout the day.

New York stands ready to assist those in affected areas. Keep up here and with local news for further updates on the storm. pic.twitter.com/wa8mVTWEsp

— Kathy Hochul (@GovKathyHochul) October 26, 2021

Flood watches issued in Rhode Island

Flood watches have been issued for all of Rhode Island.

The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency said the state could receive "up to an additional four inches of rain" and experience flash flooding on roads.

Flood watches have been issued for all of RI. Parts of the state could get up to an additional 4 inches of rain. Street flooding may occur and roads may become impassable for a short time due to flash flooding. Be vigilant and remember... TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN.@NWSBoston pic.twitter.com/XJEDAsIE5h

— Rhode Island EMA (@RhodeIslandEMA) October 26, 2021

Massachusetts to possibly get 70 mph wind gusts

The coast of Massachusetts could experience wind gusts up to 70 mph into Wednesday morning as the nor'easter moves north, WBTS reported.

FIRST ALERT: Here’s a look at the wind gusts possible as the nor’easter rolls in. Download the NBC10 Boston app to stay informed as power outages and damage will be widespread. https://t.co/ZgK7HaIhcP pic.twitter.com/ex3v8Wnsyq

— NBC10 Boston (@NBC10Boston) October 26, 2021

Streets of Hoboken flooded following heavy rainfall

The streets in Hoboken, New Jersey are flooded following the heavy rainfall from the nor'easter Tuesday.

Another storm = more flooding in #Hoboken. ☔️ #noreaster #flooding #nj #rain @StormTeam4NY @NBCNewYork @weatherchannel @njdotcom pic.twitter.com/xna0FGyw1S

— Don't Sit Home® - @dontsithome (@dontsithome) October 26, 2021

While the rain has stopped, the roads remain covered in water. Some cars were seen driving through the floods. Hoboken experienced flooding during recent hurricanes this year.

Today’s #hoboken #flood video #noreaster pic.twitter.com/0Mv8cEmCxH

— Caren Lissner (@CarenLissner) October 26, 2021

Power outages likely along the east coast

Parts of Long Island, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massechuttes will likely lose power as the nor'easter transitions from heavy rain to high winds into Wednesday, according to the Weather Channel.

Wind gusts are expected to reach up to between 50 and 60 mph WNBC reported.

This nor'easter will bring strong wind gusts tonight that could knock out power for tens of thousands in the region.

Bring in outdoor furniture and Halloween decorations, and remember: NEVER operate a generator indoors. We're LIVE. pic.twitter.com/OxmQaueXvv

— The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) October 26, 2021

Central Park receives almost 3 inches of rain by Tuesday afternoon

The National Weather Service station in New York shared some rainfall totals as of 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Storm total rainfall through 1 PM:

💧Central Park: 2.73"
💧Newark: 3.08"
💧LaGuardia: 2.15"
💧Islip: 2.60"
💧Bridgeport: 1.47"

Bands of rain will continue to rotate through the region over the next 12 hours or so. #NYwx #NJwx #CTwx pic.twitter.com/cOxihHhPZo

— NWS New York NY (@NWSNewYorkNY) October 26, 2021

New Jersey towns see 'a month's worth of rain' in 24 hours, NBC reports

Several New Jersey towns have seen "a month's worth of rain in less than a day," WNBC reports.

Wayne, Kearny and Waldwick, New Jersey all received over four inches in the last 24 hours.

Brooklyn, New York also received over four inches of rain.

Parts of the tri-state have seen a month's worth of rainfall in less than a day. pic.twitter.com/7tOkSTViuO

— Storm Team 4 NY (@StormTeam4NY) October 26, 2021

State of emergency declared for Suffolk County, NY

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone declared a state of emergency for the county Tuesday afternoon.

He said residents "should stay alert, as this storm is far from over."

🚨STATE OF EMERGENCY🚨

As today’s nor’easter continues to bring heavy rain and strong winds, I have declared a State of Emergency for Suffolk County.

Residents should stay alert, as this storm is far from over.

— Steve Bellone (@SteveBellone) October 26, 2021

New England power company working to repair damaged power lines

One of New England's largest energy companies said fallen trees across roads are a "challenge" for crews.

Eversource Energy's Connecticut division said tree crews are clearing debris so that line crews can repair damaged power lines across Connecticut. It also advised residents to stay away from downed wires on roads.

The Norwalk, CT police have reported several low-hanging powerlines Tuesday.

This is a challenge crews are facing today—huge trees falling across roads, blocking access and damaging power lines like here on Westbrook Rd in Deep River. Tree crews are clearing debris as quickly and safely as possible so line crews can make repairs and restore our customers. pic.twitter.com/ZcFzsYOlqN

— Eversource CT (@EversourceCT) October 26, 2021

Ocean swells, beach erosion expected, National Weather Service says

Ocean splash-over and beach erosion is expected as the nor'easter storm continues, the National Weather Service Gray station said.

"Wave action and surge from the powerful storm will cause some splash-over or beach erosion, focused around the time of high tide," NWS Gray said in a tweet.

WMTW Meteorologist Ted McInerney said a nor'easter is an "ocean storm" and noted that the Atlantic Ocean is "rough right now" and will remain that way through Wednesday.

There are already reports of ocean swells and splash over in New Jersey, Massachusetts and Maine.

Coastal flood advisories are in effect up the east coast.

High tide is at noon - beach erosion will be an issue here in Ortley Beach waves are building. @News12NJ @JamesGWeather @JGodynick @CarissaLawson @KristinaBehr @SymaChowdhry pic.twitter.com/GPKbWubTwO

— Jim Murdoch (@ReporterJim) October 26, 2021

Flooding reported in Bronx, Jersey City

Local reporters show flooding on roads as the rainfall continues.

News 12 reporter Carolyn Blackburne captures floodwaters along Freeman Street in Crotona Park.

FLOODING: The rain just keeps coming down here in the Bronx - leaving some streets flooded. @News12BX saw this scene along Freeman Street in Crotona Park. Send us pictures and videos of what’s happening in your neighborhood 🌧 @News12 pic.twitter.com/BL9pI68FNb

— Carolyn Blackburne (@cblackburne) October 26, 2021

Univision reporter Peggy Carranza said some homes in Jersey City have lost power.

"The first Nor'easter of the season is in full swing, the heavy rains are expected to last longer and strong winds are forecast for the afternoon," she said in a tweet. "Some homes no longer have electric service."

Ya se ven los embates del primer Nor'easter de la temporada, se espera que las intensas lluvias se prolonguen más tiempo y pronostican fuertes vientos para la tarde. Algunos hogares ya no tienen servicio eléctrico. pic.twitter.com/iuYWs57t08

— Peggy Carranza (@PeggyCarranza) October 26, 2021

New York City receives about 3 inches of rain Tuesday

Areas across the New York City boroughs have received around three inches of rain so far Tuesday.

Rain is expected to linger for the rest of the day, NY1 reporter Erick Adame said. Flash flood threats will lessen while high winds will pick up overnight, reaching over 40 mph.

Here are the unofficial rain reports so far. The forecast is on playing out as expected. Although the flash flood threat will slowly diminish, rain will linger the rest of the day.

Winds will increase tonight and could gust 40+ mph tonight which could break a few tree branches. pic.twitter.com/MVQoBTv0BS

— Erick Adame (@ErickAdameOnTV) October 26, 2021

High winds expected to cause power outages, property damage

In addition to heavy rain, the nor'easter is expected to bring high winds across the tri-state area into Wednesday.

High winds and wind gusts can blow over trees and branches, impacting powerlines and damaging homes and vehicles.

A video from WLNY reporter Jenna DeAngelis shows a fallen tree crushing a parked car in Queens Tuesday morning. No one was reportedly injured.

A big tree toppled onto a car on 35th Avenue at 72nd street in Queens. I spoke to the car owner who was home at the time and grateful he wasn’t hurt. Tree is blocking the roadway. NYPD is on scene. @CBSNewYork pic.twitter.com/iHJHbej9WQ

— Jenna DeAngelis (@jennamdeangelis) October 26, 2021

There is currently a wind advisory in Suffolk County, New York, WABC reports.

Custodial staff in NYC stayed overnight to ensure schools could open Tuesday, mayor says

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio gave an update on the nor'easter hitting the city Tuesday.

The city has received between two and three inches of rain and experienced winds up to 37 mph overnight.

He said custodial staff stayed overnight at 250 schools to prepare the buildings so that the school can be fully open Tuesday.

De Blasio added that 450 sandbags were distributed in hard-hit neighborhoods in Queens.

New Jersey Governor calls Tuesday's storm a 'wash out'

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said the state of emergency remains in effect during this "long storm," as heavy rain and winds are expected through early Wednesday morning.

He described Tuesday as a "wash out" with up to five inches of rain is possible. Most areas have received one to two inches already.

Ten counties are under a flood warning and 11 counties are under a flood watch, Murphy said.

Sustained winds have reached between 20 and 45 mph with gusts expected to exceed those numbers.

There are about 3,200 reported power outages, but that number is also expected to go up with higher winds.

Governor Murphy implored residents to "be safe and use common sense."

He told residents to "stay home," but if people must get to work or school, he warned drivers to avoid down power lines and turn around if roads are flooded.

"We lost too many people in [Hurricane] Ida who drove through floodwaters," he said.

Transportation Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti said the flooding on roadways is best described as "intermittent."

Roadways in Brooklyn, Queens remain flooded

There is flooding on major roadways throughout Brooklyn and Queens, the NYPD Transportation Bureau reports.

Many roads around the city are currently experiencing flooding conditions. Check out this thread from @NYPDTransport for updates, and drive safe. https://t.co/JY2oJgImdu

— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) October 26, 2021

Spectrum 1 News is reporting that there is still a band of heavy rain over Brooklyn, with rainfall rates between 0.5 and 1.0 inches per hour. NY1 Meteorologist Erick Adame said, "this could lead to areas of additional minor street flooding."

Rain water trickles down into NYC subway stations

New York City subway commuters might need to keep their umbrellas up on the subway platforms Tuesday.

WLNY reporter John Dias reported that "it looks like it's raining" inside the Rock Center subway station this morning.

Trying to escape the rain by taking @MTA subway? Think again at Rock Center stop. It looks like it’s raining on the inside. @CBSNewYork pic.twitter.com/41nNxXtn6K

— John Dias (@JohnBDias) October 26, 2021

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) said it will use its 900 pumps to "get water out" of the subway system.

"Do not be alarmed if you see a little water on a platform, if you see water on stairs," MTA Acting Chairman Janno Lieber said in a press conference. "The system is designed to deal with it, and we will be ready."

New Jersey Governor to make statement on nor'easter

Phil Murphy will update the public on the storm at 10am ET.

Stick with Newsweek's liveblog to watch live and follow the statement.

Today at 10:00 AM, we will provide an update on the Nor’easter.⁰⁰Watch live:⁰YouTube: https://t.co/rIPsZGPv4X⁰Twitter: https://t.co/Io34K1c3b8⁰Facebook: https://t.co/0bGyMWZS29 pic.twitter.com/wyR3IXGDd8

— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) October 26, 2021

NJ Devils v Calgary Flames game still on

It appears that the ice hockey match will still go ahead this evening (7pm ET) despite the nor'easter storm.

The match is set to take place at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

Time to bring the heat.

⏰: 7 PM
📺: MSG+, @DevilsMSGN
🎧: Devils Hockey Network
🎟: https://t.co/VUTgc4lAiY pic.twitter.com/uIaadZUNMx

— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) October 26, 2021

Up to two inches of rain per hour 'possible' in New York

The National Weather Service is warning New Yorkers to be cautious about making plans this morning as torrential rain is still possible - despite it currently being at manageable levels.

Large pockets of heavy rain-1-2" inch per hour rates possible are located in the western and eastern sections of the area. Local flooding possible with this activity. Activity moving NW. pic.twitter.com/QyZhgAIT4J

— NWS New York NY (@NWSNewYorkNY) October 26, 2021

MTA: 'Services running normally'

Metro transport in NYC - buses, subway, and commuter trains - are running as normal as thousands of New Yorkers set off for work.

Good morning New York ⛈️

As of 6am, service is running normally. But please give yourself extra time on your commute this morning, and be sure to check https://t.co/1mbGGZApQy for service updates before you go.

Stay safe out there.

— MTA. Wear a Mask. Stop the Spread. (@MTA) October 26, 2021

EXPLAINED: What is a nor'easter?

NWS warns 'several additional inches of rainfall' expected in New York

The Nation Weather Service has responded to concerns by many living in New Jersey that the rainfall is severe.

We wake to heavy rain falling across the Tri-State as a strong coastal low develops offshore.

Several additional inches of rainfall is expected. Take it slow and allow yourself extra time if traveling today.

Read our latest briefing: https://t.co/QrxJiCBwgi pic.twitter.com/JpDcdWW18U

— NWS New York NY (@NWSNewYorkNY) October 26, 2021

IN PICTURES: Storm clouds gather over Lower Manhattan

Storm clouds pass over NYC
Storm clouds pass over NYC

Furious Delta Airlines passenger complains about take-off decision despite knowing about storm

@Delta do better! You opted to take a risk and not cancel our flight knowing there was a nor’easter coming and a state of emergency declared forcing us to divert and await instructions on the plane for over an hour. With no clue on what happens next.

— 盛 开 (@la_belladama) October 26, 2021

Nor'easter 'has a 50/50 shot of eventually becoming named'

Meteorologist Matthew Cuppucci says the storm is showing "shades of subtropical development" - meaning it could be serious enough to be officially named.

This is interesting — the developing offshore Nor’easter appears to have a tight low-level center and organized circulation just offshore of Tom’s River, New Jersey.

The storm is bearing some shades of subtropical development, and has a 50/50 shot of eventually becoming named. pic.twitter.com/ZeC6mrCD4a

— Matthew Cappucci (@MatthewCappucci) October 26, 2021

MTA tells commuters to 'give yourself extra time' but stops short of cancellations

The transportation authority - which operates routes in the tri-state area - says it will be "monitoring the storm" throughout the night.

We'll be monitoring the storm as it progresses throughout the night.

Give yourself extra time on your commute tomorrow morning, and be sure to check https://t.co/1mbGGZApQy for service updates before you go.

Safe travels ⛈ pic.twitter.com/4GoexKY8TR

— MTA. Wear a Mask. Stop the Spread. (@MTA) October 26, 2021

NY Governor tells storm drivers: 'Turn around, don't drown'

Kathy Hochul warned people against making plans to drive during the worst parts of the nor'easter.

Many contemplate driving after flight cancellations - but serious flash flooding is expected in the next 24 hours and could be hazardous.

We're expecting heavy rain in parts of New York State beginning late tonight and heading into the morning.

With flash flood watches already in effect, exercise caution during your morning commute. And if there's flooding, remember: turn around, don't drown. pic.twitter.com/Kt7vZmcyw6

— Kathy Hochul (@GovKathyHochul) October 26, 2021

FAA urges passengers to check flights ahead of storm as delays and cancellations likely

The agency told people awaiting news about their journey in or out of northeastern states to check the status of their flight before leaving home.

It also reminded those who face flight cancellations to "not drive through flooded roadways" instead.

A nor’easter may bring heavy rain and strong winds to parts of the Northeast early this week. Remember to check with your airline for your flight status before leaving home. Do not drive through flooded roadways. Visit https://t.co/smgdqJN3td for general airport delays. #FlySmart https://t.co/Bgjzet7xO3 pic.twitter.com/Tme16qQ7F0

— The FAA ✈️ (@FAANews) October 25, 2021