Deluge Of Rain Causes Flooding Across Parts Of Tri-State Area


floodingUpdated: The rain came down in buckets across the Tri-State area early Sunday evening. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch for Manhattan through 11 a.m. Monday.

Residents across the region can expect to see spotty showers and heavy thunderstorms overnight through Tuesday morning.

Monday morning’s commute looks to be a wet one, and though there will be breaks from the rain throughout the day, more rain is expected to return for the evening commute, Finch reported.

In New Jersey, the downpours caused flooding, leaving many motorists surrounded by rising water.

In Hoboken, the rain made its way into a parking garage, where the drain was completely overwhelmed.

In Elizabeth, heavy rain flooded out several streets and caused cars to hydroplane, Castro reported. Trash cans could be seen floating through the streets and people walking had to make their way through knee-high water.

Drivers along the Saw Mill River Parkway maneuvered through pools of water, careful not to hydroplane.

Police across the region are urging caution on the roads.

Read more at CBS NEW YORK.