What to Know
- Heavy rain pounded a large swath of the region early Friday, but the storm is expected to move out quickly
- Rain will begin to push out of the area around noon with clearer skies by the evening
- The weekend looks to be much brighter with Saturday and Sunday both calling for lots of sunshine and temperatures in the 70s
A fast-moving storm walloped the tri-state early Friday, prompting flash flood warnings across the region ahead of the morning commute, but the wet weather was short-lived -- and Storm Team 4 says a gorgeous weekend is ahead.
Up to 2 inches of rain were expected by the time the system moved out, and radar showed it moving off the coast of Long Island before 8:30 a.m. Flash flood warnings issued for parts of the city expired before that, though flood warnings remain in effect for some Jersey Shore towns until mid-morning.
The entire day won't be a complete washout. Showers will begin to subside around noon, followed by clouds and then some sunshine by the end of the day. It will stay cool, though, with highs lingering in the high 60s at best.
Temperatures improve for the weekend, with highs in the low-to-mid 70s expected both days under sunny skies.