Weather Clearing After Stormy Start to Memorial Day Weekend

For Monday's holiday, a sunny high of 82 degrees is forecast

Saturday, May 24, 2014  |  Updated 5:45 PM EDT
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Raphael Miranda's forecast for Saturday, May 24.

Raphael Miranda's forecast for Saturday, May 24.

After a stormy start to the holiday weekend, forecasters expect the weather to improve before clearing up completely for a dry and sunny Memorial Day.

Storms swept over the region on Saturday afternoon, and the National Weather Service declared a flash flood warning in northeast New Jersey and New York's Rockland County.

Sunday is expected to be mostly sunny and warmer, with an isolated storm later in the day. For Monday's holiday, a sunny high of 82 degrees is forecast.

The improvements were expected after roiling storms hit the region Friday evening and sent a dramatic lightning display flashing above Manhattan. Hail and flash flooding were reported in some areas.

Heavy flooding caused a miles-long traffic jam on the Long Island Expressway during the evening rush, and firefighters had to rescue drivers caught in rising floodwater in Queens.

Here's your extended forecast:

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny and warmer with an isolated p.m. storm
HIGH: 77

MONDAY: Partly to mostly sunny and hot
HIGH: 82

TUESDAY: Showers or storms in the afternoon or evening
HIGH: 79

WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny
HIGH: 70

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny
HIGH: 71

FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy
HIGH: 77

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