The National Weather Service watch affects about 23 million people from southern Connecticut to the Jersey Shore. High wind is also forecast for southeast New England.
"If Congress would simply allow us to share this nationally, what a better place this would be," New York Governor Kathy Hochul said.
"You never know, particularly with the way the world is acting right now, when that flood is going to occur in your neighborhood," a FEMA spokesperson said.
Ida, which was downgraded from a Category 4 hurricane to a tropical storm on Monday, is expected to continue losing strength but will remain a dangerous storm system as it moves across much of the Southeast and into the North.
Tropical Storm Henri hit the Rhode Island coast early Sunday afternoon, bringing dangerous rain, high winds and flash flooding to the region.
According to the National Hurricane Center, Henri is now expected to make landfall at or near hurricane strength on Long Island or in southern New England on Sunday.
Some eyewitnesses reported hearing a loud boom, which sounded like "big trucks crashing."
Winter storm warnings, watches and winter weather advisories have been issued in several parts of upstate New York and the surrounding areas.
Traveling will be dangerous in many regions of the country this week as areas face Winter Storm Warnings.
One snowman in Times Square was given a face mask, while some people dined outdoors because of coronavirus restrictions.
Weather conditions will begin to improve today as Winter Storm Gail nears its end, although New England is expected to see more snowfall.
Cities including Washington D.C. and Philadelphia will experience a wintry mix while New Jersey and southern New York State will face heavy snow.
Several states in the northeast and southern regions have seen an increase in average daily new cases in recent weeks.
Nearly a quarter of the country's total confirmed cases are reported to be in the South Atlantic region.
Tropical Storm Fay is expected to bring heavy winds and rain to multiple states including New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts on Friday and Saturday.
Regional totals of confirmed cases across the country range from around 144,300 to over 668,000, as of Wednesday.
Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania are under a risk of tornadoes, as storm heads northeast.
A winter storm with snow, severe thunderstorms and strong winds is moving into the central and southern parts of the country before it hits the Northeast later this week.
The Big Apple was hit with an intense burst of heavy snowfall which saw the city covered by a cloud of snow as an Arctic blast moves to the Northeast.
As the powerful winter storm leaves the Northeast, a new storm building off the West coast is expected to bring heavy rain and mountain snow in California and New Mexico.
A string of schools are closed or on a delayed opening schedule in parts of the Northeast, including in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island in the aftermath of a severe winter storm.
A winter storm warning and weather advisory have been issued for parts of northern California and southern Oregon in the aftermath of a powerful "bomb cyclone."
Parts of California, the Northeast, the Midwest, Central Rockies and the Great Lakes area are forecast to be hit by heavy snow this week, including on Wednesday, the busiest day for Thanksgiving holiday travel.
Severe storm systems heading to parts of the Central states, and potentially spreading south and east, are predicted to cause major travel disruptions on the busiest day of the year for Thanksgiving holiday commuters.
The term "bomb cyclone" was first popularized around a winter storm in January 2018 with many reports referring to storm as such.
Areas along the coast will be the most affected by severe weather conditions forecast for the middle of the week.