April Storm Soaks Tri-State

Most of the area saw 2 to 4 inches

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    Raphael Miranda's forecast for Monday, April 23, 2012

    The first significant rain in weeks rolled through the tri-state Sunday, dumping up to 5 inches in isolated areas and providing a much-needed soaking to the region.

    Most of the area saw 2 to 4 inches, but some minor coastal flooding is possible. A flood watch is posted for much of the tri-state through Monday.

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    The storm pounded the metro area on Sunday, bringing with it rain, concerns of flooding and wind damage. Ida Siegal reports.

    Forecasters expect lingering rains to taper off Monday, with temperatures in the mid-50s. Clouds are expected to move in by the afternoon before giving way to some sun Tuesday morning.

    Though the rain dampened weekend plans for many tri-state residents, the wet weather was much-needed after recent droughts increased the risk of wildfires.

    Before the rain, Central Park and Newark, N.J.. each had a rain deficit of nearly 8 inches so far for the year, while Islip on Long Island was behind by nearly 9 inches.

    Steve Sosna and Raphael Miranda contributed to this report

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