NYC subway stations flooded, roads overtaken by water as storm dumps buckets of precipitation down on the city

Photo of author
Written By Maya Cantina
  • A heavy rainstorm is drenching NYC, dumping buckets down on the streets,  causing flight delays and subway stations to flood with up to four inches  
  • Much of the Tri-State area is expected to receive significant rainfall over the weekend prompting a flood watch and wind advisory until Sunday 
  • The heavy rainfall which began Friday evening is attributed to the merging of two storm systems, one from the north and another from the south

A heavy rainstorm is drenching New York City, dumping buckets down on the streets and causing subway stations to flood with up to four inches of water. 

Much of the Tri-State area is expected to receive significant rainfall over the weekend prompting a flood watch and wind advisory for the New York City metro area, including parts of New Jersey and New England, beginning Saturday morning.

The heavy rainfall, which began Friday evening, is attributed to the merging of two storm systems – one from the north and another from the south.

New Yorkers should prepare for a very wet weekend with up to three inches of rainfall, accompanied by windy conditions – causing hundreds of flight delays. 

One TikTok video shows buckets of rain falling down on Canal Street subway station. These systems along with the strong winds have also caused flight delays. 

One TikTok video shows buckets of rain falling down on Canal Street subway station. These systems along with the strong winds have also caused flight delays

A heavy rainstorm is drenching New York City , dumping buckets down on the streets and causing subway stations to flood with up to four inches of water

A heavy rainstorm is drenching New York City , dumping buckets down on the streets and causing subway stations to flood with up to four inches of water

On Saturday afternoon, a flood warning was issued for the New York City metro area extending through central and southern New Jersey. 

The advisory for New York City commences at 4am and is expected to conclude around 2am Sunday.

‘The good news is the storm looks more progressive or faster moving,’ AccuWeather Meteorologist Dean DeVore shared, as reported by Daily News.

The combination of saturated ground and strong winds may lead to tree damage and localized power outages.

Travelers at New York’s major airports have encountered significant delays and numerous flight cancellations on Saturday due to heavy rainfall.

Over 200 flights were cancelled with dozens of cancellations.  

Yonkers Department of Public Works employees carry sandbags to waiting Yonkers residents, as they distribute them at the Yonkers Recycling Center

Yonkers Department of Public Works employees carry sandbags to waiting Yonkers residents, as they distribute them at the Yonkers Recycling Center

Pedestrians along South Broadway in Yonkers, shield themselves from the rain. The heavy rainfall, which began Friday evening, is attributed to the merging of two storm systems - one from the north and another from the south

Pedestrians along South Broadway in Yonkers, shield themselves from the rain. The heavy rainfall, which began Friday evening, is attributed to the merging of two storm systems – one from the north and another from the south

JFK Airport has recorded 1.79 inches of rain, resulting in over 200 flight delays and 20 cancellations, according to FlightAware. 

LaGuardia Airport has received 1.89 inches of rain, leading to 95 flight delays and 16 cancellations.

At Newark Liberty International Airport, 1.63 inches of rain has been reported, resulting in 168 delayed flights and 21 cancellations.

‘After a cool day today with highs in the 40s, rain will develop tonight, with a 6-8 hour period of moderate to heavy rain expected from late Saturday morning into Saturday evening,’ NWS said in a statement on Friday.

‘Excessive runoff may lead to flooding of rivers and streams and other low lying and poor drainage locations,’ the statement continued. ‘The rain should taper off from west to east later Saturday night, but flooding could linger afterward, especially on rivers and streams.’

This comes after Miami International Airport was forced to close after Florida was hit by torrential thunderstorms on Saturday. The Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium (pictured) was also forced to finish early on Friday due to the storm

This comes after Miami International Airport was forced to close after Florida was hit by torrential thunderstorms on Saturday. The Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium (pictured) was also forced to finish early on Friday due to the storm

The Ultra Music Festival in Bayfront Park was forced to shut down early on Friday night leaving Spring Break clubbers to walk home through flooded streets (pictured)

The Ultra Music Festival in Bayfront Park was forced to shut down early on Friday night leaving Spring Break clubbers to walk home through flooded streets (pictured) 

This comes after Miami International Airport was forced to close after Florida was hit by torrential thunderstorms on Saturday.

The Federal Aviation Agency issued the full ground stop on Saturday morning and will remain in place until at least 4:59 pm.

The closure came after Miami was held under a flood warning and the risk of an ‘isolated tornado,’ NBC reports.

‘Inclement weather may impact operations on March 23,’ the airport wrote on X. ‘If you’re traveling, please get in touch with your airline for the latest flight updates.’

An air traffic control notice also stated that a disabled plane was remaining in place on one of the airport’s runways. 

Wet and windy conditions swept across south Florida and the National Weather Service issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning that covered Miami on Friday. 

As a result, the Ultra Music Festival in Bayfront Park was forced to shut down early on Friday night leaving Spring Break clubbers to walk home through flooded streets. 

‘For your safety, Ultra Friday is temporarily shutting down,’ event organizers posted on social media after warning about lightning and strong winds.

‘Please calmly leave the park now,’ the 9pm post said. 

Another round of heavy rain and stormy condition moved into South Florida on Friday night and into Saturday morning. 

Some areas of Miami received two inches of rainfall and West Palm Beach received more than five. 

The Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium and the Youth Fair have also both been forced to shut down. 

ᴀʀᴛɪᴄʟᴇ ꜱᴏᴜʀᴄᴇ

Leave a Comment