Remnants of Andrea to Thump Tri-State With Heavy Rain

Andrea is the first tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season

After several days of sunny, dry and comfortably warm June weather, the tri-state is about to get soaked from remnants of Andrea, the first tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season.

Forecasters say the remains of Andrea will approach from the south, bringing heavy rain to much of the region on Friday. 

A flash flood watch has been issued from Friday morning through Saturday afternoon. The storm is expected to dump up to 4 inches in some spots before the clouds move out, bringing the chance for street and highway flooding in low-lying areas. Some rivers and streams may also flood. 
New York City's Office of Emergency Management has issued a hazardous travel advisory from late Thursday evening into early Saturday morning. Drivers are urged to stay off the roads, and if they must travel, to do slowly and use major streets or travels whenever possible. 

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Forecasters say the heaviest rain will likely fall mid-morning on Friday. Downpours will transition to steady rain that will taper off late Friday night or early Saturday. The center of the tropical storm is expected to stay far enough offshore that the tri-state area is unlikely to experience winds or coastal flooding from it.

Temperatures are expected to drop to the mid-to-high 60s on Friday as the wet weather moves in.

A band of rain may move over the area Thursday night into Friday morning, but forecasters say that system is not connected to Andrea and will not be nearly as intense as the tropical rains expected to soak the region Friday into Saturday morning.

After a damp morning Saturday, forecasters expect the sun to come out by afternoon and bump temperatures back up into the high 70s, where they're expected to linger through early next week.
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