Nor’easter hits New Jersey and New York with drenching rains. The storm seems to have developed a tight low-level center and is just offshore of Tom’s River, New Jersey. The storm is bearing some shades of subtropical development and the governors of New Jersey and New York have each issued a state of emergency. white clouds in the sky

Predictions point to rainfall rates that will exceed 1 inch per hour at times, which could lead to flash flooding of creeks, streams,Map of Forecast Area urban areas and poor drainage areas. The storm is expected to move north and east towards Long Island, eastern Connecticut and eastern Massachusetts as it strengthens. The forecasts range from as much as 4 to 5 inches of rain over a large area of New Jersey, New York City and Long Island, New York. And AccuWeather is predicting as much as 4 to 8 inches of rain in parts of Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. 

Now the possibility of an isolated tornado is not expected for New Jersey. 

Flash flood watch

All Jersey Shore counties, including Burlington County
When: 8 p.m. Monday to 5 p.m. Tuesday
What: Stream, creek and roadway flooding

The rain will be steady and continue into the evening and overnight. Flooding rain are possible, but no severe weather. By dawn Wednesday, all will be dry.