Storm Team 4

Scattered Thunderstorms Prompt Flash Flood Warning Following Fay Aftermath

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Another round of summer thunderstorms descended on the region Saturday hours after Tropical Storm Fay delivered powerful winds and enough rainfall to flood streets.

Scattered thunderstorms popped up in the early afternoon hours and were expected to continue well into the evening, Storm Team 4 says. Pockets of heavy rain and gusty winds accompanied the Saturday storms.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was issued late Saturday for Ulster and Dutchess County until 8 p.m. Storm Team 4 says wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour and hail could be possible. Earlier in the day, parts of New York City and northeast New Jersey were placed under a Flash Flood Warning, but that warning expired by 5:45 p.m.

Saturday will also be a muggy one with a heat index in the mid to upper 90s. Storm Team 4's Raphael Miranda warns beachgoers looking to cool off - rip currents could prove dangerous, especially out on Long Island.

The troublesome weather clears out overnight, but the hot temperatures don't have a plan to let up any time soon. Sunday is expected to finish off the weekend with a high of 90.

Thunderstorms are likely on Monday as well.

Tropical Storm Fay was downgraded twice Saturday morning as is moved over New York, forecasters said.

The forecast track put the system moving into western New England and then southeastern Canada later Saturday and into Sunday, forecasters said. No coastal watches or warnings were in effect for the system.

According to the National Hurricane Center, July 9 marks the earliest a storm has been named starting with F (given to the sixth named storm of the year) in recorded history. The National Weather Service tells NBC News it is the first July tropical storm warning for New York City since Bertha in 1996.

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