Rain in Forecast Next 6 of 7 Days

Tuesday, May 17, 2011  |  Updated 6:25 AM EDT
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From meteorologist Raphael Miranda.

From meteorologist Raphael Miranda.

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If you failed to enjoy the stretch of sunny, warm weather that bathed the tri-state area last week, we’ve got some bad news: You won't have another chance for a while.

Meteorologists predict rain in the forecast for the next six of seven days, with menacing thunderstorms expected to hover over the New York-area, particularly Tuesday and Wednesday, and humidity levels that will make it feel damp even during the rare times it stops raining.

No sunshine is expected until Sunday, and temperatures will range from the mid-to-high 60s in the early part of the week to the low 70s as we inch closer toward the weekend.

Heavy rain, with rainfall rates of up to one inch an hour, will occur with this storm system, causing ponding of water on roadways and possibly minor flooding of poor drainage areas.

A coastal flooding advisory is in effect for New York harbor, the south shore bays of Long Island and parts of New Jersey through Monday evening and may be extended as conditions worsen over the next 24 to 72 hours.

As always, check back with NBC New York for up-to-the-minute weather information, the latest severe weather alerts and information on school closings.

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