Flash Flood Warnings as Storms Move Through Tri-State

Severe weather will move through region into the overnight hours

By Storm Team 4
|  Friday, May 24, 2013  |  Updated 1:13 AM EDT
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Janice Huff's late evening forecast for Thursday, May 23.

Janice Huff's late evening forecast for Thursday, May 23.

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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.

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."

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. 

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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