Coastal storm deluging NYC with rain capable of spawning life-threatening flash floodingThe heaviest rain event since Tropical Rainstorm Ida's catastrophic flooding in New York City was unfolding on Friday, and AccuWeather forecasters say inches of rain will continue to pour down. A coastal storm has developed off the Northeast coast, unleashing torrents of rain around the greater New York City area. That tropical rainstorm brought major flooding and more than 7 inches of rain to Manhattan on the first day of September that year. The Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) suspended train services at many stations, and there were extensive delays where New York City subway trains were still running on Friday morning. Coastal storm to prolong beach hazardsWaters have remained rough along the beaches of the Eastern Seaboard since last weekend, and persistent onshore winds are expected to keep coastal hazards high into the weekend.