Isolated Thunderstorms, Downpours Drench Parts of Region

Isolated thunderstorms and heavy downpours drenched parts of the tri-state area Tuesday as a new wave of humid air pushed back into the region, according to Storm Team 4. 

Large raindrops pelted windshields along the Long Island Expressway by early afternoon as water pooled on the roadway, splashing into the vision of drivers already hampered by the wet weather as vehicles passed by. The winds and rain are thought to be factors when a tree was knocked down on the Bronx River Parkway in the afternoon.

Total rainfall will range from a quarter to half an inch by Wednesday morning, with locally higher amounts possible, according to Storm Team 4. 

High temperatures Tuesday peaked around 81 degrees in midtown, though the humidity made it feel much warmer. Storm Team 4 expects similar temperatures and wet weather Wednesday before a break in the humidity makes it feel much more tolerable outside Thursday and Friday.

Another wave of humidity pushes into the area Saturday afternoon, according to Storm Team 4, which may trigger a few thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening. No washout is expected, but Storm Team 4 says a sudden downpours are likely.

Sunday looks hot and steamy for the annual 2015 Panasonic NYC Triathlon, Storm Team 4 says. Highs are expected to be in the upper 80s with partly to mostly sunny skies.

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