Heavy Rain, Some Snow Move into Tri-State

The rain -- and in some parts of the area, snow -- will be heavy overnight.

By Steve Sosna
|  Thursday, Jan 12, 2012  |  Updated 6:18 AM EDT
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Your evening forecast for Wednesday, Jan. 11th.

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Your evening forecast for Wednesday, Jan. 11th.

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Residents in the tri-state area can expect a wet morning commute Thursday, after heavy rain and high winds set in overnight.
 
The rain started in New Jersey and moved northward through New York. Some northern areas such as the Catskills was getting a slushy wintry mix.

 
Here's a brief look at what to expect by region:
 
New York City, coastal New Jersey, southwest Connecticut: There will be periods of heavy rain and winds overnight, with a few thunderstorms expected, forecasters say. Streets and highways in poor drainage areas should expect minor flooding. 
 
Long Island: Heavy rain and wind set in after 9 p.m. The winds may gust up to 55 mph or higher in Suffolk County, and a wind advisory is in effect overnight. The rain is expected to move out by mid-morning Thursday.
 
Northwest New Jersey, Upper Hudson Valley, Catskills: Spots in the state's higher elevations in Ulster, Sullivan, Orange, Dutchess and Sussex counties will experience some light snow, sleet and freezing rain. A winter weather advisory is in effect for Sussex, Orange, Dutches, Sullivan and Ulster counties. Expect a messy commute Thursday morning with some snow accumulation expected in those areas.
 
Although Thursday will be mostly dry, some rain will move back into the area in the evening.

As always, check back with NBCNewYork.com for the latest weather information, including live interactive radar and forecasts.

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