The storm is expected to pick up speed as it moves through upstate NY and western New England, before becoming a tropical depression Saturday morning.
These storms are unrelated to Tropical Storm Fay, which made landfall Friday evening near Little Egg Harbor Inlet in Ocean County before pushing its way north into New York State and parts of New England. Fay's maximum sustained winds reached 60 miles per hour by Friday afternoon at 2 pm, the National Hurricane Center said. The weather service says Saturday's rain and wind will be generated by a typical summertime storm system that will be drifting east from the Great Lakes. On the forecast track, the centre of the system will continue to move across portions of eastern NY, northwestern New England, reaching Atlantic Canada Saturday night into Sunday.
Tropical storm Fay has also impacted the 2020 presidential campaign. Some streets in the New Jersey shore towns of Sea Isle City and Wildwood were flooded, according to social media posts.
"If you were going to go out tonight, instead order in and keep helping our restaurant community", he said.
Winds are expected to diminish as the storm comes ashore, especially when it reaches New York's Hudson River Valley, Connecticut and Western Massachusetts on Saturday, but there will be a risk of localised flash flooding, Ms Pagano said.
On FEMA alert: US President Trump assured the security of the people that the storm is being monitored every moment.
Trump postponed his Saturday rally in New Hampshire due to the weather, Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said.
Fay was the earliest sixth-named storm on record, according to Colorado State University hurricane researcher Phil Klotzbach. The previous record was Franklin on July 22, 2005, Klotzbach tweeted. The centre of the storm is expected to reach NY today with maximum sustained winds of 50mph.