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Three bomb cyclones hit the country’s west coast last week, causing severe damage, but now a low-pressure system is forming across the entire east coast front. Experts estimate that it will cause heavy rains and powerful windsBut they still can’t determine what the storm’s extent will be over the next few days.
“A low pressure system that is developing rapidly south of Long Island it will probably produce heavy rains throughout the region, “said the National Weather Service (NWS) on Monday.
Although the impact it could cause is unknown, authorities issued alerts for rains and possible floods from southern New Jersey to northern Masachussetts. Meteorologists take it for granted that there will be rains and strong winds, but they do not dare to calculate the force that could take during the next days on the east coast.
According to the Storm Prediction Center (SPC), it issued a level 1 (marginal risk of rain) alert for Monday and a level 2 (slight risk) for Tuesday on the East Coast.
For its part, the New York Weather Service said up to 4 inches of rain could fall in the state, but CNN indicated that some computerized systems calculated that New York could receive about 8 inches of water during the next few days, an amount that could cause flooding in the streets and cause landslides as well as blackouts in several sectors.
“Hopefully this scenario does not come true as it would lead to widespread flood problemsWrote the NWS.
CNN also indicated that the closer the low pressure system is to the northeastern coasts of the country, the stronger the winds will be. Areas like eastern Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island could see winds up to 80 kilometers per hour with near-hurricane-force winds at Cape Rod.
While the West Coast continues to suffer from the rains and flooding of the train of bomb cyclones that hit that region of the country, the East Coast is also preparing to receive winds and rains similar to those of a tropical storm this week.
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