City tracking Tropical Storm Isaias

Tropical Storm Isaias shown Monday morning on radar as it prepares to strike the South Carolina coast.

A tropical storm warning is in effect for the New York City region as the National Weather Service and the city Emergency Management Department monitor the progress of Tropical Storm Isaias up the East Coast.

The NWS is forecasting rain with thunderstorms likely in Queens beginning overnight tonight after 2 a.m. with up to half an inch of rain possible.

Tropical storm conditions are anticipated “early Tuesday to Tuesday evening,” with heavy rainfall and minor to moderate coastal flooding.

The Emergency Management Department, in a statement issued Monday morning, said between 3 and 6 inches of rain are possible in some areas. The NWS said winds could reach between 58 and 73 miles per hour.

A flash flood watch already has been issues for all of Tuesday, with high surf and dangerous rip currents expected along all ocean beaches in the city and Long Island Monday through Wednesday.

Further details are available on the website of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration at

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