Flash Flood Warnings as Storms Move Through Tri-State

Severe weather will move through region into the overnight hours

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    Janice Huff's late evening forecast for Thursday, May 23. (Published Thursday, May 23, 2013)

    Flash flood warnings remain in effect for parts of the tri-state as a round of storms moves through the area, forecasters say.

    Westchester County, Fairfield County, and Hudson, Passaic, Bergen and eastern Essex counties in New Jersey are being warned that heavy rainfall could lead to flash floods into the overnight hours.

    Lightning Strike Damages New Jersey Home

    [NY] Lightning Strike Damages New Jersey Home
    In New Jersey, it wasn't just the rain from Thursday's storm that caused major headaches. Lightning sent one couple running from their home. News 4's Gus Rosendale reports. (Published Friday, May 24, 2013)

    Other areas of the tri-state that have already received heavy rain and flash flooding could see additional showers and thunderstorms through the night. 

    The National Weather Service warned residents: "do not underestimate the power of flood waters. Only a few inches of rapidly flowing water can quickly carry away your vehicle."

    Flash Flooding Causes Major Headaches Across Tri-State Area

    [NY] Flash Flooding Causes Major Headaches Across Tri-State Area
    Today's storm swamped the tri-state area with heavy rain and massive flooding. Some of the worst flooding was in Nyack. Brynn Gingras reports. (Published Friday, May 24, 2013)

    Some areas saw as much as 3 to 4 inches of rain by Thursday night.

    The Saw Mill River Parkway remains shut down between exits 17 and 15 on the southbound side, and exits 13 and 15 on the northbound side. 

    Streets of Nyack Submerged After Flash Flood

    [NY] Streets of Nyack Submerged After Flash Flood
    In a matter of seconds, sidewalks and roads were covered in water following this afternoon's rain storm. Nearby business owners filmed Mother Nature's fury while some had to be rescued from the rising waters. Marc Santia reports. (Published Friday, May 24, 2013)

    The FDR southbound at the RFK-Triboro Bridge has reopened after flooding forced its closure earlier Thursday night. 

    Track all severe weather alerts for our area here.

    Temperatures aren't expected to get much higher than 60 degrees Friday. Periodic rainfall is expected to move out by Friday night, but forecasters say the area could still experience some drizzles on Saturday, which will remain cool.

    Temperatures Sunday don't get much better with a predicted high of 60 degrees, but the sun is expected to be out for some of the day so it will be a bit warmer.

    Memorial Day looks to be the best day of the weekend at this point, with highs reaching back into the 70s amid partly sunny skies.

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