Storm Clouds Obscure New York City Skyline

New York City residents woke up to steady, heavy rainfall and flash flooding on Tuesday, October 26, and several more inches of rain were expected as a nor’easter swept over the tri-state area.

This footage, taken from Brooklyn’s Greenpoint neighborhood just before 9 am, shows storm clouds obscuring the Williamsburg Bridge and the Manhattan skyline.

The storm was forecast to drop up to 6 inches of rain on New York City alone. The “heaviest and steadiest” rain would taper off after 4 pm, the National Weather Service said.

A flash-flood watch was in effect until 6 pm. NYC Emergency Management advised people to exercise caution while traveling and to anticipate delays.

By morning rush hour, flooding had forced the closure of eastbound lanes of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway in Brooklyn Heights and the suspension of the Staten Island Railway between Pleasant Plains and Tottenville. Credit: Rob McDonagh via Storyful

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