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Flash Flood Warning Issued For Northern Westchester

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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. — The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning on Tuesday evening as massive thunderstorms move through Northern Westchester and Fairfield County in Connecticut.

The Flash Flood Warning is in effect until 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.

At 6:30 p.m., Doppler Radar indicated thunderstorms producing rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour were moving into the area.

Flash Flooding is expected to begin shortly in spots in Northern Westchester, the National Weather Service warns.

Residents are warned to move to move to higher ground and to avoid roads that are covered with water. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles — turn around, don't drown, the weather service warns.

The line of strong thunderstorms is bring torrential rainfall, the weather service said. The storms are moving east at 15 mph into Fairfield County from Northern Westchester.

Wind gusts of up to 50 mph are possible.

The heavy rainfall will cause localized flooding. Do not drive through flooded roadways.

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