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Powerful Spring Storm Takes Aim at Tri-State Mother's Day Weekend

What to Know

  • Rain isn't expected to begin falling until early Saturday, but conditions will worsen over the course of the day, with downpours likely
  • Much of the tri-state area could see more than 2 inches of rain by the end of the weekend
  • The weather improves next week, with temps reaching the high 60s by Monday, moving into the 70s and hitting 80 by Thursday

A powerful spring storm is expected to punish the tri-state area with heavy rain and strong winds this weekend, turning Saturday into a complete washout and Mother's Day into an unfortunate mess. 

Storm Team 4 says clouds thickened and winds picked up Friday as the storm approached. Showers are expected to move in between 3 a.m. and 7 a.m. 

Conditions will progressively deteriorate over the course of the day Saturday, bringing periods of heavy rain, gusty winds and possible coastal flooding into the evening, Storm Team 4 says. 

Mother's Day isn't forecast to be quite as nasty, Storm Team 4 says, but lingering showers are likely. By the end of the weekend, the city and coastal areas could see at least 2 inches of rain or more. 

While the weather system is expected to be intense, it likely won't cause the severe flash flooding that buried cars and streets under water across a wide swath of the tri-state area last week, Storm Team 4 says. 

Stay on top of severe weather alerts in your area here and track the storm using StormTracker 4, the most accurate radar in the tri-state area

The weather improves early next week, with temperatures reaching the high 60s Monday, moving into the 70s by Tuesday and hitting 80 by Thursday.

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