TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Flood watches are in effect across much of New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York as rain moves in and threatens to raise already swollen waterways out of their banks.
New Jersey's Gov. Chris Christie has already declared a state of emergency, which allowed state police and the National Guard to mobilize forces in advance of the storm that first soaked the Southeast.
Rainfall amounts of 3 inches or more are forecast for portions of northern New Jersey where streams are still running high from a weekend storm that flooded many basements and forced evacuations in some low-lying areas.
In New York, flood watches stretched from just north of New York City up to Buffalo.