AccuWeather Alert: Downpours and flooding

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THE LOOP | AccuWeather Alert: Heavy rain and flooding
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THE LOOP | AccuWeather Alert: Heavy rain and flooding

NEW YORK (WABC) -- A coastal storm developed off the Northeast coast, unleashing heavy rain and flash flooding across New York City and the Tri-State.

Flash flood warnings and watches have been issued with periods of heavy rain expected through Saturday.

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More than a half-foot of rain fell across parts of New York City and Nassau County on Long Island.

The National Weather Service says it's preliminarily the wettest calendar day on record (since 1948) at JFK with more than 8 inches falling since midnight. (Note: The official total from the city comes from Central Park.)

So far this month, over 14" of rain has fallen in NYC making it the 2nd wettest September on record.

The rain will linger overnight into the first part of Saturday, with rain chances tapering off the second half of the day Saturday.

Clearing is expected Sunday with sunshine and mid 70s expected as we close out the weekend.


Damp start, breaks to the north and west. High 65.


Major recovery. High 75.


Beautiful. High 77.


Sunny and warm. High 78.


Stays pleasant. High 76.


More clouds. High 70.


Chance of rain. High 68.

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