Flooding Rain Shatters Records across Northeast

By: Accuweather.com
By: Accuweather.com

The powerful storm that obliterated rainfall records throughout the Northeast on Monday will pour even more rain over the region today. The I-95 corridor will once again bear the brunt of the storm.

Rainfall totals Monday surpassed 2 inches from North Carolina to Massachusetts, with amounts nearing 4 inches in spots. Over a dozen daily rainfall records fell in this area.

Boston, Mass., and Providence, R.I., have both received enough rain to propel this month to the wettest March on record. As of 11 a.m. EDT this morning, monthly totals had reached 13.17 inches in Boston and 14.56 inches in Providence.

Meanwhile, 3.61 inches of rain in New York City's Central Park through 11 a.m. this morning has brought this month's rainfall total to 9.92 inches. This makes this month the third wettest March on record for the city, and the rain is still coming down.

Area waterways are still filled to the brim from snowmelt and another storm that inundated parts of the region with inches of rain earlier this month. Monday's rainfall forced officials to close dozens of roadways and evacuate hundreds of people throughout New England as flood waters rose.

Rainfall on the order of an additional 2 to 4 inches can be expected in southern New England today. This could lead to serious flooding problems, and many still cleaning up from recent flooding will face yet another bout of surging water.

Rough surf will continue to pound the Northeast Coast as well, leading to coastal flooding and beach erosion. Winds gusting past 50 mph at times will slam the coastline before diminishing tonight.

Travelers will endure another day of difficult conditions for getting around. Steady rain along the I-95 corridor from Philadelphia to Portland will create delays both on the ground and in the air.

The rain will gradually begin to taper off from south to north tonight. A few showers will linger into Wednesday in New England before the storm finally departs.


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