Heavy rain, thunderstorms, and even a little snow and ice will sweep through parts of the New York City area late Thursday into Friday. Strong winds are also forecast.
Advisories and warnings
Coastal flood warnings have been issued by the National Weather Service for the following areas:
Eastern Monmouth County, Middlesex County, and Western Monmouth County will be closed from 4 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Friday.
Southern Nassau and Southern Queens counties will be closed from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday.
Northeast Suffolk County, Southeast Suffolk County, and Southwest Suffolk County will be closed from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday.
From 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York County (Manhattan), Richmond County (Staten Island), Eastern Essex County, Eastern Union County, and Hudson County will be closed.
From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Bronx County, Northern Nassau County, Northern Queens County, Northwest Suffolk County, and Southern Westchester County will be closed.
Timeline of New York City
Showers will begin around 5 p.m. Thursday and will last through the night into Friday. At times, the rain could be torrential. Thunderstorms are also a possibility. Temperatures are expected to plummet from the upper 50s on Friday to the mid-teens on Saturday morning. As the temperature shifts, there may be a bit of a wintry mix. With the arctic air pouring in, icy conditions are also possible.
What can we anticipate?
Heavy rain and strong winds have arrived.
Wind gusts of 50-60 mph or higher.
Flooding along the coast.
Icy for some, bitter cold air on the way.
How much rain will fall in the New York City area?
New York’s FOX 5 Meteorologist Mike Woods predicts 1-3 inches of rain will fall in the area. On the storm’s backside, snow and ice are possible. According to the National Weather Service, a coastal flood watch is in effect for parts of the tri-state area from late Thursday night to late Friday night. A Gale Watch has also been issued for the waters off the coasts of New Jersey and New York.