New York

Flood Warnings Issued as Soaker Pounds Tri-State

What to Know

  • A soaker is drenching much of the tri-state with at least two inches of rain, Storm Team 4 says
  • A flood watch has been issued for parts of the region as rain moves through and leftover snow melts
  • Temperatures soared into the low 60s Friday before dropping back into the 20s by Sunday

After about two weeks of below freezing temperatures and several days above average, heavy, consistent rain is drenching the tri-state Friday and into the weekend, prompting flood warnings in parts of the area, Storm Team 4 says.

The soaker skyrocketed temperatures into the low 60s before bringing 2 inches of rain to much the region, according to Storm Team 4. Light rain began to fall Friday morning with the heaviest of it moving in during the afternoon. 

The rain, along with melting snow and ice, will bring the possibility of floods for parts of the region. A second round of heavier showers will roll in Saturday morning. 

Flood warnings are in effect for Passaic and Bergen counties in New Jersey, and Orange and Rockland counties in New York. Click here for all weather alerts, and click here for our radar.  

In Yonkers, the Department of Public Works has been hard at work making sure the city avoids potential flooding by clearing storm drains, distributing sandbags and reading water pumps to keep the city from taking on too much water during the storm.

Saturday, when things start to dry out, the mercury is forecast to drop back down near freezing, with Sunday and Monday's highs only hitting the upper 20s in New York City. After that, expect to see more seasonable temperatures for much of the workweek, along with the chance for flurries on most days. 

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