Remnants of Harvey to Reach New York State by The Weekend?
Hurricane Harvey has caused some of the worst flooding in U.S. history across Texas and other parts of the Gulf Coast. Now, after stalling over southeastern Texas and dropping up to 50 inches of rain in some areas - and even moving offshore before making landfall a second time...the remnants are finally moving inland.
What's left of Tropical Depression Harvey has already caused flooding and tornadoes in the Mississippi Valley. The rain and wind will continue to move northeast through the Ohio Valley towards the weekend.
But could it affect New York state and parts of the Hudson Valley? At first meteorologists thought it would stay south. But now, some forecast models are saying the rain could make it to New York by Saturday night into Sunday.
The exact path is still unknown. Joanne LaBounty, a meteorologist in the National Weather Service's Binghamton office, said:
What we have now are the remnants of that system that will be picked up and brought northward.
It's all timing, depending on the speed of the front or the trough we have coming through. The difference of 12 hours could mean rain over us versus rain over New York City.
Fortunately, what's left of Harvey will be much weaker if it does reach our area.